It is Charlotte's first night at boarding school. But when she wakes up, the girl in the next bed is not the person who was sleeping there the evening before. And the new building outside her window seems to have metamorphosed into a huge, dark cedar tree!
Somehow, Charlotte has slipped back forty years.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Publication Date: 06/06/2002
- Category: General
- ISBN: 9780099433392
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Review by deargreenplace
Charlotte arrives at boarding school in the 1960s. Asked to choose a bed in her dormitory, she wants the one that has different shaped wheels from all the rest, near the window.One morning she is woken by a ten year-old girl in the next bed calling her Clare, but Charlotte is not Clare, and although the school and her dormitory are the same, everything else is different, including time.I would never have heard of this book had it not been for The Cure's song of the same name. It deserves to be more well-known. Eerie and frightening, it's an absorbing non-girly book for girls.