This clever opener likely to leave readers breathless both with laughter and anticipation Kirkus Reviews, starred review is the first in the New York Times bestselling series from the author of the Half Upon a Time trilogy.Life is boring when you live in the real world, instead of starring in your own book series. Owen knows that better than anyone, what with the real worlds homework and chores. But everything changes the day Owen sees the impossible happenhis classmate Bethany climb out of a book in the library. It turns out Bethanys half-fictional and has been searching every book she can find for her missing father, a fictional character. Bethany cant let anyone else learn her secret, so Owen makes her a deal All she has to do is take him into a book in Owens favorite Kiel Gnomenfoot series, and hell never say a word. Besides, visiting the book might help Bethany find her father Or it might just destroy the Kiel Gnomenfoot series, reveal Bethanys secret to the entire world, and force Owen to live out Kiel Gnomenfoots final very final adventure.