Only Jerry, Nancy, and Gail are immune to the lure of his extravagant wonderland. And they alone notice that when the injuries begin to pile up on the jungle gym, somehow Dr. Fell is able to heal each one with miraculous speed. Now the three children must find a way to uncover the doctor’s secret power without being captivated by his trickery.
It was a given fact, Dr. Fell was up to something, but exactly what was the hard-to-put-your-finger-on answer. He had somehow managed to finagle his way into the minds and homes of the whole town to the extent that they were more curious about him than the subjects they were suppose to be teaching. Mrs. Worth gave the ODDEST assignment ever...to spy on Dr Fell...just so they could learn more about him. Problem was there was MUCH more to learn about him, but pretty much the whole town was already caught in his web...how were these three kiddos suppose to break his hold, let alone resist falling under his influence as well? Good question indeed. It's gonna take some ingenuity, some gumption, and the strength of their friendship to fight the evil that's truly in their midst; of course the help of someone that couldn't be bothered the whole story wouldn't hurt either. *wink wink*
I gotta say, I was ensnared from start to finish. The moment I laid eyes on the cover, I had to know more. I mean you can't simply un-see the image that is Dr. Fell without some sort of explanation, and once you step inside his domain, whether it be the ever expanding playground or his home (decorated with SO MANY kitten pictures, Dolores Umbridge would be proud!), there's no turning back. Character wise, he was pretty unforgettable, but so were those that would be our potential heroes. Jerry is the underestimated little brother to Gail who seems to subconsciously default to Nancy in most situations. Nancy is the friend that some fear, others respect, and still others avoid, but at heart, she's actually a pretty great kiddo. Together, they are unstoppable...and their tenacity, their inability to accept defeat of themselves or each other may be the very thing that saves the day.
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