I am a bit puzzled by the negative reviews of this book but everyone is certainly entitled to their opinion and we all look for different things in what we read. Maybe I was in the right frame of mind for this book. First off, I appreciated the wit and heart of this story. Some of the one liners were laugh out loud funny. The photos were fascinating and I looked forward to each new one. AS for the story, I am not really giving away anything to tell you that this is obviously the first installment in a much larger tale, in which the fate of the world will hang upon the success of an intrepid group of very special children, that will span great distances, cross dimensions and flow through worm-holes in time. But I think it is more than that. It is also a story about regret, loss, and the choices we make and how we deal with the consequences of those choices. I am looking forward to future installments.