"Zach, Poppy, and Alice love to play adventure games with dolls and action figures- but only in private, because everyone in middle school thinks they are too old for such games. When Poppy tells a tale about the china doll Queen haunting her dreams, is she inventing a real life quest? Or does the ghost within the Queen really exist?"— Helen
"The story follows 3 children who love to play and make up imaginative
stories. At the center of these games has always been the Great Queen, a
china doll who rules over all the play. The children are now in middle
school and one of them, Zach, with the influence of his father believes
he’s too old for play and is ready to end their games and potentially
friendship. But when one of the girls starts dreaming of this doll they
realize there is more to it than just a toy. The doll contains a ghost,
and the ghost must be put to rest. It’s so
imaginative and creepy"
"In the expert hands of Holly Black, this spooky tale of dolls and ghosts
and bones shines with depth and originality as it puts a unique spin on
traditional themes of friendship, storytelling, and growing up"