by Fine, Anne | Reading age: from c 9 years
Published 01/06/2006 by Penguin Random House Children’s UK (Yearling (imprint of Random House Children’s Books) in the United States
Paperback | 160 pages
‘I adore stories in which people have weird dreams, and strange things happen. But that’s in books. Real life is supposed to be real, and I like my world to be solid around me . . . ‘
Mel is the class bookworm. She prefers books to people and doesn’t want – or need – friends. She certainly doesn’t want to be first-week minder for new girl, Imogen. And Imogen is odd. Slowly, Mel discovers that Imogen has a special talent – a family ‘gift’ that Mel thinks is more like a curse. And that’s when she realizes that stories can happen in real life, too. For only she can stop Imogen’s private horror story – stop the bad dreams . . .