The second book in this series continues right where the first left off, directly after Mr. Moody's death. Ralph's adventures are quite a testament to the abilities of young people- and practically unthinkable today. It's amazing what kids as young as Ralph and Grace could do to keep the family afloat. Their mother's unshakeable faith in them is inspiring, as is her unwavering moral stance at the end. Admirable.The narrator is the same as the first book, and I think I'm getting used to his odd style. It wasn't quite so distracting here, but still jarring.