It’s a little weird that Mary Pope Osborne put herself in this book. The story is pretty good, but I’m not convinced about the “writing to lend”. It was given to them, not lent. I like the reporter, she was a nice touch, even if she doesn’t seem to be doing that much reporting.
This was a good story but I have to wonder why Osborne felt the need to move the scroll library to Pompeii. Why couldn’t the story have taken place in Herculaneum? That would have fit well with the story that they were trying to retrieve! Oh well. I guess it works. It just seems strange.
This was a cute story. I didn’t like the all-knowing adult who has the answers but refuses to help despite having no reason to know why the question was asked. The story set in the old west did that too and I was hoping that it wouldn’t repeat. I found it more obnoxious in this book, but very annoying in both. And the clothes thing is still and issue. When is that going to change? It’s all very weird!