The Neddiad really lives up to the awesome cover art that drew Max (age 7) and I to the book in the first place. It starts off thoughtful and interesting; a kid in 1940's America with a quirky family doing all-American things. It quickly gets strange. Very, very strange. I really liked how despite the weirdness and among all the ghosts, aliens, shamans and legends the story keeps its reflective charm. The ending is abrupt but it's a fun book and we're looking forward to The Yggyssey.