At the danger of sounding like a grump after all of these positives, I was still a little underwhelmed. This wasn’t my favourite Ibboston. In particular, I feel like the main character could have been developed further – at times it seemed like we only had other people’s opinions of how special Tally was rather than being shown it. It would have been good to have felt like this book represented a new and exciting development for the author. But even without this, The dragonfly pool was a lovely summer weekend read.