Imogene Yeck is the new girl in town–she has a wild sense of style and a seriously quirky outlook on the world. She quickly befriends the social outcast Maxine, aligning herself against the nasty popular kids at school. However, her antagonistic relationship with the popular kids and her past become the least of her problems. Imogene succeeds in attracting the attention of a dark and powerful force, and now Imogene must enlist the help of friends new and old–and her old street skills–to get out of this alive.
I think I’ve said this before, but I can’t believe how long it took me to discover Charles de Lint. I have always been a fan of stories where the “real” world and the fantasy world merge and mix. He writes beautifully and has created a wonderful setting where the characters and reader can explore. I loved all of the characters, and I thought he did a great job of expressing them. I was a huge fan of Imogene, although I personally related to Maxine more than Imogene. I was impressed with his imaginative plot and setting, and I got caught up in the story. That’s about all I have to say on the book, but I’d definetely recommend it, particularly if you like authors who write stories like this.