I believe you mean 'bore,' Carl. No wonder you found this fascinating, witty and humorous piece of literature a bit higher than your normal reading level.
I agree that it's a shame that aunt Polly regressed like that, and as a sequel, it has it's shortcomings. There's not a lot of focus on the Chiltons, for one.
However, I found the story of Mrs. Carew and her search for the lost Jamie very touching. I think it's a very engaging story within its own right, and I absolutely love the book for it.
a good book, interesting and funny