One step forward: I love reading something with MCs over 35 years old.
One step back: I wasn't crazy about Edward Kendrick's writing style overall.
One step forward: This story had a solid since of place.
One step back: Every darn problem and challenge was solved with breakneck speed and ease which is sad because falling in love is never that easy...ever!
One step forward: The kid's dialogue was age appropriate.
One step back: No child is that accepting that fast even when they want to. They're still naturally egocentric at that age hopefully learning lessons along the way.
<spoiler> Go to the DAMN doctor for a check up! That was ridiculous and another problem solved at the snap of a finger.