Goodreads Synopsis – Violet never wanted to move to Perfect.                                         Who wants to live in a town where everyone has to wear glasses to stop them going blind? And who wants to be neat and tidy and perfectly behaved all the time?
But Violet quickly discovers there’s something weird going on – she keeps hearing noises in the night, her mum is acting strange and her dad has disappeared.
When she meets Boy she realizes that her dad is not the only person to have been stolen away…and that the mysterious Watchers are guarding a perfectly creepy secret!

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My thoughts – I really enjoyed reading this book, it had such an interesting plot that was really unique. I think the sequel to the book will be really interesting, and the book finished in a way that made you want to read the next book immediately.

I think the characters were really interesting, and had a real mix of personalities. I loved how the main two characters were a male and a female child with no love interest. It means that there’s something for both genders in the book and they are both represented.

There are characters in the book who are orphans which may be a sensitive topic for some children, but will enlighten some children about how some children don’t have parents and may help some pupils develop empathy.

Classroom ideas – You could use this as a hook for a science topic about the human body as it discusses eyes heavily throughout the book. You could do character work, looking into the characters and doing role play for different scenes within the book to explore the book more deeply. You could get the children to do diary entries as the different characters, George and Edward Archer would be two really good characters to explore in this way.