I liked the art and characters in this first of the series, but thought the stories themselves were uneven. I liked "Amelia McBride and the Other Side of Yuletide" the most. Amelia is definitely sassy, but her fighting with Rhonda...are friends really that mean to each other? I doubt it, so I guess it's funny to kids? Good for upper-elementary (she starts 4th grade during this book), either gender, and kids going through a divorce.