After a night of particularly strange and vivid dreams, Joe is visited by a girl who seems to be all gray, from her hair to her eyes to her clothes. Wherever she steps, the world melts away, replaced by a land of mud and rain. Telling Joe he must come with her if he wants to save his younger sister, who is gravely ill, the girl leads Joe through to her gray world, which is in the midst of a twenty-year-old war. There Joe dodges bullets, fearsome motion-tracking tanks, and the secret police as he searches for his sister.
From the Hardcover edition.
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“Themes of war, propaganda, and profiteering are laced throughout this dark, intriguing Neil Gaimon-like fantasy that will have readers on the edge of their seats.”–School Library Journal
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About Carol Hughes
Carol Hughes was born in Yorkshire, England, and grew up in a seaside town in Lancashire. She now lives in San Francisco with her husband and daughter.ABOUT THE AUTHORMy world upside down . . .I have been a writer my… More about Carol Hughes
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers Jan 08, 2008| 432 Pages| Middle Grade (10 and up)| ISBN 9780375849190