Nightmares!

Nightmares!

The Sleepwalker Tonic

Book - 2015
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"Twelve-year-old Charlie and his friends must find out why their neighboring town has become overrun with sleepwalkers before what's going around reaches them and it's too late"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Delacorte Press,, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385744270
0385744277
Call Number: jF SEGE
Characteristics: 360 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Sleepwalker tonic

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AL_TIEGAN Oct 12, 2016

In October 2015 I went to Jason Segel's book tour in which he was promoting the first two books of his Nightmares! series. He was amazing! He answered questions from kids ranging from his time on the Muppets movie, to questions about his books.

He did say that these books may become movies! He was in the process of discussing that possibility, especially because they did start out as screenplays. Then he partnered with Kristen Miller to turn them into books - so movies may actually be on the horizon!

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FindingJane
Mar 07, 2016

Charlie’s adventures in the Netherworld aren’t at an end. Now he faces a new foe, one that seems to have waited a long time, spun an elaborate plot and is intent on turning humans into zombies. But why?

Mr. Segal clearly relishes lengthy exposition, drawing out matters and forcing his readers to think through his plots, questioning the motives of characters seen and unseen and striving to tease out the links between seemingly unconnected events. Who is passing through the Netherworld portal? What is the story behind the lighthouse that doesn’t seem to have anything to do with passing ships? Who is marshalling goblin forces? Why are people being tormented by nightmares of stern-eyed little girls, forcing them to take a soporific tonic that renders them into mindless slaves? Who are these girls who are far too old to be mere children? (If you’re put in mind of Kubrick’s creepy ghost twins from his movie “The Shining”, you’re not too far off in terms of the horror factor.)

Not all of these queries are answered by the end of this book, paving the way for another diabolical sequel, no doubt. Here’s hoping that Charlie and his band of intrepid friends are up to the job.

JCLKatieS Dec 05, 2015

The second book in the Nightmares! series still focuses on kids being brave and facing their fears. I really liked how Charlie and his brother Jack learned to work together instead of competing against one another. The drama wasn't as heightened as in the first book but the ending will leave you wanting more.

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AL_TIEGAN Oct 12, 2016

Charlie is back! People from his neighboring town are in trouble - no one is sleeping! He knows exactly what that means, and works with his friends to fight the nightmares to help his neighbors get some rest.

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