How can one not adore Flavia? She's a spunky, smart, adventurous gal always looking to add some excitement to her life. I've adored this series & especially love the third book. Kudos to Alan Bradley -- so often, sequels are not as good as the originals, but these books remain as enjoyable, fresh, and fun as the first one. Looking forward to many future exploits and adventures with this series! Definitely recommended.