this book is weird. don't contradict me, it is; but underneath the weirdness, it has great morals and ideas. just keep in mind that at the beginning of each chapter, or new story, don't necessarily assume you are human. also, while this book is good, her other one, her older one is better. the one with 'singing my sister down' in it. i think it was called 'beetle juice'? who knows. anyways, the story was so sad... and you can't deny Margo's writing style isn't creepy, but it's still worth the read.
Also, Sophie Masson tells me that Adele Geras will be reviewing Red Spikes
for the Guardian
. Eep! (Thanks, Sophie.)