… compelling, intense story about witchy wasps and a boy who fights back …
When Steve’s brother is born, something isn’t right. The baby is waiting for an operation and may not pull through. In his dreams, Steve is visited by a witchy albino wasp who says she and her sisters are going to fix the baby. Can Steve trust her?
Oppel has created a beautifully realised world of childhood fantasy and a brave hero who fights through his own fears to save his brother.
The Nest is a short, intense read with a vivid and scary finale. Recommended.