So I kind of cheated on this one. :) I read the first half of the book but listened to the second half on audiobook. Considering I've already seen the movie it was a slow read for me; therefore, I cheated.
Excellent children's book.
I originally decided to read these because I've seen the movies and while the first few were okay, after a while, I started getting lost in characters names, etc, but could tell the story was getting better and better. So I decided to see what they were about since those I know that have read them rave about them especially the last in the series.
So far, I can only give this one 3 stars.