It took me a while to get into this book. It was different than what I expected.
I found the ending unsatisfying, and even though the story is set in present day it felt like it was taking place in the past (1960s maybe?). As I read the book it became clear why the book couldn't be set in the past, but the writing just never felt modern/contemporary to me.
I was drawn in by the comparison to From the Mixed-Up Files, and while I can see why people would compare the books it's 1. Not a very accurate representation of the story of Under the Egg and 2. Not fair to compare Under the Egg to children's lit perfection.