I loved the story of Flory and her journey from being a night fairy to being a day fairy and on, but I felt that it was very simple. Flory's adventure was lots of fun to read about, although it sometimes seemed too easy for me. I would recommend this book to younger kids or kids looking for a fast, enjoyable read. The magic of the fairies will appeal to lots of readers. I'm not sure if it is complex enough to be a top contender for the Newbery, but only the judges know.