I received a copy of this via NetGalley, for an honest review
The basic plot of this book, the idea of a creepy-looking doll being possessed, and the main problem the protagonists face, growing up, really interested me.
Holly Black does a great job with creeping the reader out with the doll and how the events unfold. I quite enjoyed reading about the doll's story and impact on the children.
That being said, I found the general pacing of the book to be a bit off. Even though it's a short book, I had to put it down several times because I just wasn't engaged with it at all. The characters helped to that situation. I found them to be likeable and relatable but I sometimes couldn't tell the girls apart so I had to re-read some sections again to see who was talking.
I'm surprised that I didn't enjoy it as the other middle grade books I read by her. However, the main idea and the ending (I REALLY liked the ending) was enough for me to like it