Nin had never liked Wednesdays, but this one took the biscuit.
On this Wednesday she woke up to find that it was raining buckets and that her brother had ceased to exist.
Nin realizes she is the only person to remember Toby because whoever took him is about to make her disappear too.
Enter Skerridge the Bogeyman, who steals kids for Mr. Strood. With his spindle, he draws all memories of Nin out of her mother's head.
She escapes to the Drift, a land filled with the fabulous and the dreadful.
What is the sorcerers' secret and will Nin and Toby escape their fate at the House of Strood?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, Illustrated
- Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
- Publication Date: 07/01/2010
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781849161558
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Review by AriadneAranea
When Nin wakes up one morning to find that the bogeyman has stolen her little brother, and that nobody else even remembers that she had a little brother, she is determined to do something about it. But then she is catapulted into a wonderful, strange and terrifying otherworld - and staying alive is going to be hard enough without an impossible rescue to pull off as well. This is something like Wonderland, something like Narnia, but with a streak of Coraline and a dollop of Stephen King. Very cool, pacy, complex and (apart from the occasional slightly unnecessary fanfare for 'twists' the average reader will have figured out pages ago) pretty good writing.
Review by soybean-soybean
this was pretty good, the first few pages into the book, was like your hand was being gripped by a dead tree branch, it got your attention fast and it wasn't about to soothe anyone's delicate sensibilities at any time. you had to go on reading, to get to the end. and read it on i did. i must say, the protagonist was quite intelligent for her age, saying and thinking things you wouldn't normally expect out of a ten year old somewhat sheltered girl.i did enjoy reading it and i wouldve been rather sorry that i had reached the end of the book so soon, if i hadn't already also bought the sequel the same time :) so now i'm continuing nin's adventures and i love how her luck always holds in every single predicament and how enemies become friends just for having known her :)