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An excellent choice for a middle school student or as a class read aloud. Very scary! The premise of the book is bizarre but so plausible, in the way Kenneth Oppel has crafted the plot. Childhood nightmares, a wasp's nest, a sinister knife sharpener and a young protagonist who wants his baby brother to be "normal", are all interwoven in this fantastic story!
One of my favorite reading finds as a teacher. Quirky, Stranger Things-kind of book that provokes conversation about ethics and moral. This is a gem of a book--and will definitely have you replaying events long after you've put the book down.
I loved this book. It's creepy like A Monster Calls. I'm not sure I'd recommend it for someone as young as 10 unless they were really into scary creepy stories and could handle it. I would probably recommend for middle school, like 7th graders. It's not gory, which I appreciate, just a nice psychological thriller because you don't know what's real and what isn't.