January 9, 2010
Seemed like a sequel, but it isn't
The only thing I found strange about it is that it had the feeling of being a sequel to another book — to name just one example, Uncle Bud's backstory seemed more interesting than the present story, yet only barely described. My son and I assumed it was a sequel but kept reading and resolved to go find the original later. Was surprised to find out there was no first book.