I enjoyed it. There was a great deal that was very charming. I like the protagonist a lot and the consciously mannered style with plenty of dear reader interjections was played for humor and worked just great. Its not in the least realistic, a 15 year old governess trys to teach children raised by wolves not to chase squirrels but to do Latin declension instead. Absurd, but fun tongue in cheek absurd. I'm demoting it a star because as charming as it is, too clearly the first of a series, nothing gets resolved here, its all setup.