One night when Liza went to bed, Patrick was her chubby, stubby, candy-grubbing and pancake-loving younger brother, who irritated and amused her both, and the next morning, when she woke up, he was not. In fact, he was quite, quite different.
When Liza's brother, Patrick, changes overnight, Liza knows exactly what has happened: The spindlers have gotten to him and stolen his soul.
She knows, too, that she is the only one who can save him.
To rescue Patrick, Liza must go Below, armed with little more than her wits and a broom. There, she uncovers a vast world populated with talking rats, music-loving moles, greedy troglods, and overexcitable nids...as well as terrible dangers. But she will face her greatest challenge at the spindlers' nests, where she encounters the evil queen and must pass a series of deadly tests - or else her soul, too, will remain Below forever.
From New York Times best-selling author Lauren Oliver comes a bewitching story about the reaches of loyalty, the meaning of love, and the enduring power of hope.
©2012 Laura Schechter (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
The writing was engaging. Liza's voice is that of a spirited girl that I wish I was at her age. And Mirabella is endlessly entertaining.
The voice is similar to JK Rowling's work, and the story definitely has that other-worldly Alice in Wonderland feel. Thankfully though, she did not dream everything up!
When Mirabella and the rats saved the souls.
When Liza hugged Mirabella and told her she was beautiful without the makeup and silly clothes
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