This is a middle grade fantasy novel about a girl, Bethany, who can jump into books, and the trouble she gets into when a boy, Owen, learns her secret. It's perfect for book lovers because, while most of the book revolves around a made up series of novels, there are so many references to books I've read and loved I couldn't help but smile.
But that's actually not why I couldn't resist using this book this week. You see, the quotes I'm going to pull as just so great I couldn't resist.
For example, here's how the book begins:
Owen wanted to scream at the horror before him. But the sound wouldn't come and the nightmare only continued, forcing Owen to ask himself, deep down, one question:
"Can anyone tell me what three-fourths times two-thirds is?"
Mr. Barberry stood at the board at the front of Owen's classroom, his arms folded, waiting for a hand to raise.
No, not that question. The real question was this: Was there anything in the world that could possibly be more boring than fractions?
Yep, I was grinning when I read that, and I thought about sharing it on Friday. But the deal clincher was when I ran across this gem from page 56:
"Hello?" Dr. Verity shouted, glowing with the light of his force fields and from the large green ray gun in his hand. "Sebastian? I rang the bell upstairs, but you must not have heard me, so I destroyed most of your tower instead."
Want to know more? Pick up the book or come back on Sunday for my full review.