The structure of the book is unusual it has lots of flashbacks and switches characters point of view. Many might find this structure to be confusing, but Werlin kept me interested in the novel through this method of writing. I couldn't help but keep reading, and found it hard to put the book down. I also like the way the author used the song lyrics from "Scarborough Fair" to help Lucy unravel the mystery behind the curse. Lucy's mother also left her a parcel of letters that Werlin uses snippets of throughout the novel. This helped me understand why the letters were so important and vital to help Lucy break the curse.
But by the time her eighth birthday arrived, Lucy had forgotten all about the secret compartment and the T-shirt, and about the mysterious papers with the faded, tight, urgent handwriting. She would be seventeen, and in deep trouble, before she remembered.