The Other Alice by Michelle Harrison
What happens when a tale with real magic, that was supposed to be finished, never was? This is a story about one of those stories . . .
Midge loves riddles, his cat, Twitch, and – most of all – stories. Especially because he’s grown up being read to by his sister Alice, a brilliant writer.
When Alice goes missing and a talking cat turns up in her bedroom, Midge searches Alice’s stories for a clue. Soon he discovers that her secret book, The Museum of Unfinished Stories, is much more than just a story. In fact, he finds two of its characters wandering around town.
But every tale has its villains – and with them leaping off the page, Midge, Gypsy and Piper must use all their wits and cunning to work out how the story ends and find Alice. If they fail, a more sinister finale threatens them all . . .
The Other Alice is a book aimed at children aged 9+. Jadyn loves reading most genres and she enjoys the element of magic so this one was just up her street.
She enjoyed going on the journey with the characters and especially loved the riddles in the book. It is fast paced and very intriguing and she sat and read it in one go. She was totally involved in the book.
I read it too and enjoyed the author’s writing style. It is very imaginative and the dark bits in the book make you want to keep reading. The characters are well fleshed out too.
The book is priced at £6.99 and is available at all major retailers.