This would have gotten a 5 star rating from me back when I was 16-22. Now, it gets a 3 star. Not because the book has changed, not at all, but because I have changed.
This is a series of 5 unconnected novellas about young teens and teens, for teens. Some ya books can still keep an adults attention, this is not one of them. It isn’t meant to. Pinkwater wrote for a specific group in mind, and nobody else. And he succeeds fantastically!
The humor, the plots, all appeal to a ya with a unique sense of humor 🙂