If you go down to the woods today ... Well, every child knows NOT to, dont they?
Tamaya is on a scholarship to the prestigious Woodridge Academy and every day she and seventh-grader Marshall walk to school together. They never go through the woods. And when they arrive at school they stop talking to each other - because Marshall cant be seen to be friends with a little kid like Tamaya. Especially not with Chad around. Chad-the-bully, who makes Marshalls life utterly miserable. But today, hoping to avoid Chad, Marshall and Tamaya decide to go through the woods ... And what is waiting there for them is strange, sinister and entirely unexpected.
The next day, Chad doesnt turn up at school - no one knows where he is, not even his family. And Tamayas arm is covered in a horribly, burning, itchy wound. As two unlikely heroes set out to rescue their bully, the town is about to be turned upside down by the mysterious Fuzzy Mud ...
A funny, sinister and thought-provoking comic thriller from the multimillion-copy selling author of Holes and Theres a Boy in the Girls Bathroom.