By Orson Scott Card
2013 retail epub
For Step Fletcher, his pregnant spouse DeAnne, and their 3 teenagers, the flow to tiny Steuben, North Carolina, deals new desire and a brand new starting. yet from the 1st, eight-year-old Stevie's existence there's an endless parade of distress and disaster.
Cruelly ostracized at his tuition, Stevie retreats more and more into himself -- and right into a unusual computing device video game and a gaggle of imaginary friends.
But there's something eerie approximately his dependable, invisible new playmates: every one stocks the identify of a kid who has lately vanished from the sleepy Southern city. And terror grows for Step and DeAnne because the fact slowly unfolds. for his or her son has stumbled on whatever savagely evil ... and it's coming for Stevie subsequent.