I have only read a part of “Beast House” series and was unimpressed. The stock characters, predictable setting and the equally obvious monster. However “Funland” was different in a lot of ways from, what I have read of his “Beast House” series. It’s a book that offers us a cast of characters that is so to say the least eclectic and none the readers opinion of them shifts throughout the book. You find yourself rooting against and then for the same characters throughout as they stumble through their adolescent choices.