Such interesting characters! This is what we mean when we say we want strong female characters!
The writing of just beautiful on a sentence level. The way Hardinge plays with imagagery is just wonderful. I kept sending bits of it to a friend of mine who now demand to borrow the book.
The story is quite strange in the same way real world stories are, this feels more like history than a traditional narrative, which is super ambitious for a middle grade book, bud she pulls it off!
Go read it, everyone!