"Your threshold of what makes 'strange' is raised way up for a while."
Hmmm, how to categorize this book!?! I think adventurous, bizarre, mystery about sums it up. Ry thought he was going to summer camp, but instead he ends up on a strange adventure with a friend/poet. This is the type of book where you have no idea what to expect next or where it will end up. I'm not sure how realistic it was for Ry to go that long without his parents being really worried, but it COULD happen and made for a very extraordinary story. I think that this book might not be serious enough for Newbery judges, but I could be surprised.