How on Earth did this book get a five star rating when The Ever Afters: Of Giants and Ice only got three and the Sisters Grimm series only four? I barely got through the first few chapters. The storyline is extremely predictable and flat. The characters were cardboard cutouts with no depth. The first, an extreme nerd obsessed with fairytales who, since she is the girl in this story, apparently HAS to be beautiful and blonde: "I can't wait for this lesson!" The second, a stereotypical pranky lady's man 'bro' who naps in class and doesn't try in school. I had heard great things about this book and expected more. This book was extremely offensive to kids everywhere because it flat out calls all of the children of this generation stupid and uneducated, obsessed with screens and movies, unaware of the world around them, terribly read, and unable to see over their own huge ego as they laugh at fart jokes and other stupid humor. Oh, EXCEPT for the angelic, beautiful, perfect, well-rounded girl who is the main character and the only person who has read a single fairytale! I was extremely offended by the way my generation was depicted. Even though there may be some people like that, all of the people I know are well read, much more mature, more educated, and well rounded. In all truth, it doesn't take much to be more well rounded than some of his characters. I didn't want to read the rest of the book because the author obviously has no respect for the demographic he is writing for, both in his cutout characters that would suffice for the brains that he seems to think we have and the way he portrays us: terribly.