As much as I wanted to read this book in the end it did not meet my expectation. I loved the language, the setting and Flavia too but still I did not like this book. The story was very slow, dragging there was so much not-so-necessary talks that it made me want to scream and say 'ok now what next? come on Flavia get going!!' Another thing is Flavia was literally UNBELIEVABLE character...no i really loved her but still it was hard to accept a 11 year old girl to be that smart! I am not sure i would continue with the series but would love to meet Flavia again, if only the books were not above 300 pages i would have tried.