The Glitch in Sleep

The Glitch in Sleep

Book - 2007
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When twelve-year-old Becker Drane is recruited by The Seems, a parallel universe that runs everything in The World, he must fix a disastrous glitch in the Department of Sleep that threatens everyone's ability to ever fall asleep again.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2007.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
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ISBN: 9781599901299
1599901293
Call Number: HULME
Characteristics: 277 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Science fiction.
Space and time -- Fiction.
Technology -- Fiction.
Sleep -- Fiction.
Additional Contributors: Kendall, Gideon
Wexler, Michael

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FindingJane Feb 04, 2016

Inventive, playful and thoroughly original, this novel plays with the idea that the world we know is not all it seems and that there is another world just beyond it, one that works mightily to see that our reality is kept merrily spinning.

There are brilliant characters here. But the story sometimes gets trapped in its own cleverness. I also found the footnotes to be more than a little puzzling since they often didn’t have anything to do with the written text. Less verbiage, more matter would be the best tactic to take for any other books in this series.

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green_dog_2485
Dec 30, 2013

horrible

ChristchurchLib Sep 24, 2013

"Months after he filled out a very unusual job application on a whim, nine-year-old Becker Drane was taken to The Seems, the secret place where everything about the world as we know it - including Nature, Weather, Time, and Sleep - is manufactured. Now Becker is 12 and has become a full-fledged Fixer, and he's got a whopper of a problem for his first assignment: a glitch in Sleep has created an insomnia epidemic that, left unchecked, could mean the end of reality altogether. If you enjoy fast-paced, suspenseful fantasies with great world-building and plenty of puns, give this 1st volume in the Seems series a try." Kids' Books September 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=682584

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rangercarter
May 29, 2013

Best Book ever!!!! and the second one is even better

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shiehsamantha
Dec 06, 2011

Great book with a wonderfully creative idea behind it. Perhaps slightly shallow characters, but otherwise, great story, smooth plot and nice lead-in to the next book.

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danasuzy
Jun 08, 2010

This book was a little confusing other than that it was one of the best books i read

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Oct 20, 2013

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