It might just be me, or maybe my expectations were too high, but I just didn't love this book. I'll admit the book grew on me as it went along. But I think my fundamental problems with the book had to do with too much telling, albeit clever telling, and not enough showing, and the characters just didn't interest me. The sisters weren't weird as much as they were losers who the reader is desperately hoping will redeem themselves by the end of the book. Seriously, a daughter who has been weaned on Shakespeare isn't excited about the prospect of visiting England. Seriously? The father is two-dimensional and ultimately a boor (and a bore). The mother, the one character I really liked besides Dan of the Beanery, deserves so much better than someone who has put food on the table all these years. Great premise but the book didn't live up to the hype or my expectations.