I'd never read anything by Barry Jonsberg before reading The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee but I'll certainly read more of his work in the future.
I loved this book!
Unlike many new books for kids, the author was able to make it different without seeming to try too hard or depending on gimmicks.
Candice, the twelve year old main character, has a complicated life with lots of problems and works hard trying to solve them.
But there's nothing maudlin or depressing about this book. In fact it had me laughing out loud quite a few times.
Now I can't wait to read other Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction by this author.