A while ago we were sent The Monster in the Mudball for the purpose of review. Given that I have to convince BP to read most nights it has taken him a while to get to this book. After he'd finished it it took me a few weeks to get round to discussing it with him. We finally discussed it over the weekend and he let me know what he thought.
"It was awesome" he said.
Trying to get specifics out of my nine year old is near to impossible but what I found was that he could recall certain parts of the story really well. He could almost recite the words and described what happened in a particular section of the book, even weeks after reading it.