Trevor Upjohn lives in Superbia with many other children. They take lessons and eat meals together, but certain things are not allowed. Like saying the words: home, parents, mom, dad. Saying these words will get a kid sent to see the bogeymen.
But Trevor has been having a lot of dreams lately. His friend Maggie insists that they aren’t just dreams, they’re memories. Could she be right? Did a bogeyman steal Trevor from his real home years ago? And if so, why?
These questions bring Trevor a new companion. A mouse named Zephyr who has come to help Trevor escape from Superbia for good, and someday, maybe, get him home again.
What a clever premise for a story. The book started out a little slow but intriguing. The idea of these kids living in a prison of sorts hooked me in. I wanted Trevor to escape his nightmarish life. And when he did get to a different place, it was just as creative and interesting as Superbia. The magic in this book is different than any other I’ve read. And there is a tree that bears light-giving fruit that I found a clever twist on good and evil. The plot builds as I neared the end of the story and left things open for book two. I recommend this book for readers eight and up.
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