What a fun little read! It has the same kind of vibe as Sideways Stories from Wayside School
, which I absolutely loved as a kid. Clueless parents who are blind to all the action. Bull headed kids who are left to fend for themselves. Teachers who have a dark and spooky secret. It's a formula that works, especially when you have an author like Haddon whose writing is infused with a natural seeming wit and humor. Definitely recommend for young readers or anyone looking for a quick and enjoyable escape from your day.