Readers will empathize with the fear of being the most frightened kid in the room. Charlie's thoughts and feelings are universal, making his realistic situation a learning experience for more than just the main character.
"Fans of the series will enjoy this third installment (after Charlie Bumpers vs. the Really Nice Gnome), and those new to Charlie will have no trouble following along." School Library Journal
"Harley develops all of Charlie's concerns with a nice sense of balance and levity." Booklist