”Imagine if you will, a world defined by safety. School busses can’t start until you strap yourself in, you’re not allowed to exercise because you might fall down, you live in molded plastic houses with no interesting corners, and your parents track where you are by cell phone. This is the Addition.
Henrietta Gad-fly isn’t a particularly remarkable girl (at least according to her class ranking), and she lives in one of the few remaining old houses on the very edge of the Addition. When she finds a Wild Housecat and a bunch of old books in her attic, things in her predictably safe world start going frighteningly (and excitingly) wrong. All the strange events point to a mysterious creature called the Wikkeling that only Henrietta and her friends can see. Will they solve the mystery of the Wikkeling before it’s too late? Read the book and find out!” Author: Steven Arntson
Recommended by: Emilie Lynn, East 38th Street Branch
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If you liked The Wikkeling try The Museum of Thieves – another fantasy/mystery about kids who live in a town where adults go to strange lengths to protect them: