I love quirky novels. I’ve read everything Polly Horvath has written, and Ingrid Law’s Newbery Honor Book, Savvy, is a treasure. With Reality Leak, not only has Joni Sensel taken her place with the queens of quirk, but she makes it seem so plausible. I bought every word.
Imagine seeing things you can’t possibly believe. Imagine that someone else confirms the unbelievable. The two of you form a team to investigate the impossible. That’s the bare bones of this charming adventure.
I predict middle-grade boys will be passing Reality Leak around like they did a certain diary of a certain kid that made the rounds in my fourth-grade classroom (and the classroom next door). All it takes is for a teacher to talk it up to the first boy. The lucky readers will do the rest.