I recently began a new method of choosing books from the library. Goodreads has been helpful, but sometimes the library doesn't have what my friends have recommended. When that happens, I go to the young adult section and scan the shelves for books have have more than four copies.
If it was well-liked enough for the county to invest in so many copies, then it's probably a good book.
Jean Ferris. Surefire method, people. This book was a HIT! I could have read it in one day, because it was so lovely.
It was easy-to-read, without moronic writing. The characters were cute and loveable. The story was the right combination of orginial and predictable, and it was funny. The author has a light and humerous style to her narration, which I thought was really great and even warranted some audible laughs, which scared Rufio.