Four of the Outcasts don't really participate in class, and all five could care less about a group activity, so the fact that all of them actually go on the fieldtrip is something of a miracle.
And when reality splits, and they end up in another dimension, you can imagine how badly they'll all wish they'd stayed home. Five outcasts fall out of reality. How many will make it back to the world as they know it?
"The hand of the author can be felt at every turn, with thinly veiled messages about the importance of teamwork and not prejudging others. " - Publishers Weekly
"Responsibility is a key theme throughout, as the adult characters pontificate regularly in a heavy-handed manner. Lacking a well-formed plot, this book leaves readers feeling like outcasts themselves." - School Library Journal
This uneven but enjoyable magical tale brings its outcast characters together: a magical version of The Breakfast Club in the English countryside.
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L. S. Matthews's first book for young readers, Fish, was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and was a Borders Original Voices Book. She has since written four more books for young readers, including A Dog for Life and After the Flood. L. S. Matthews writes full-time in England, where she lives with her husband and two children.
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