This book is about a little girl whose parents die in a car crash and she ends up living with her ‘Awful Auntie’. She tries to escape from her Aunt Alberta but instead she gets locked in a coal cellar. In my opinion this is a brilliant book and is very addictive. My favourite character is Wagner, Aunt Alberta’s pet owl. He understands every word Aunt Alberta says; even though he’s an owl. I feel sorry for Gibbon because he is deaf and blind and he mows the carpet instead of the lawn. I would recommend this book to children and adults because it is funny and moving. The characters are interesting and it makes you want to keep on reading.