Review: This is an enjoyable, light YA read. It mixes a little bit of reality with a lot of teen drama. It actually reminded me a little of Ann Brashares' Traveling Pants series, slightly more straightforward with none of the twists or complexity.
Though there were no surprises, I was still compelled to keep reading; thinking I'd just put it down and come back to it, I found myself picking it back up. Erin is endearing in her rigidity towards rules and life in general and I found myself cheering for her as she learns life doesn't always stay inside the box. Although I found her friends interesting, I would have loved to get to know them a little better. (However, I think Risa Green is reserving that for future books as this is set up nicely for sequels.) Erin also learns the importance of a little magic, but that nothing is more important than free will and the choices you make. And that sometimes, what you believe is more important than what is.
This is a smart, quick, and easy YA. I look forward to finding out more about The Secret Society of the Pink Crystal Ball.
Final Take 3.75/5