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The Fetch: The Runestone Saga #1 by Chris Humphreys
Review by Gayle Surrette
Knopf Books for Young Readers Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 0375832920
Date: 11 July, 2006 List Price $15.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

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It's the last day of school. Sky didn't sleep well, waking up screaming from a nightmare during which he sleepwalked. At school and late, he sees a boy who looks just like him -- even with the unfashionable elbow patches on his jacket. A short chase to his classroom and the student disappears. Sky is thoroughly confused as he just got there but classmates and the teacher seem to think he'd been in class all along but walked out just before Sky came in.

That's Sky's first experience with his fetch. A fetch is basically a body double or spirit double of a person. The Fetch by Chris Humphreys, on the other hand, is a book I strongly recommend for it's brilliant and correct use of runes as well as a tightly told tale with characters you can relate to and understand. The setting is Britain and Norway but the emotions, situations, and problems could have occurred anywhere.

(Source: Knopf Books for Young Readers)

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