(BBC Audiobook, unabridged, children's) SUSANNAH HARKER READS ANNE FINE'S STORY OF COURAGE FORGED BY AN UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIP. ‘It's not easy, sitting next to someone who sees through the covers into books. You can't ask straight out, "Are you some sort of witch? Do you have second sight?'
Mel is the school book monitor and a self-confessed bookworm. She'd much rather read about other children going out to play than doing it herself. She even says she prefers books to people!
When she is asked by Mr Hoope – to look after the new girl Imogen, Mel makes an extraordinary discovery. Imogen hates books. In fact, she's terrified of them. It's as if, just by couching the covers of a book, she can feel all the pain and turmoil of the characters inside.
As Mel realises the truth about Imogen's "gift", she also understands that only she has the power to help her new-found friend - and perhaps together they can finally stop the bad dreams.