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Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 1st 2019 by Scholastic
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Damaris Young
May 29, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Never stay out after the Switching Hour… never let the outside in….

Amaya lives with her grandmother, her small brother Kaleb and her pet goat Tau in a land suffering a terrible drought. Every night, the doors must be locked at twilight, the Switching Hour, because the drought has awoken Badeko, a creature that snatches children away to eat their dreams.

Three days later, the memory that they existed is gone from those that knew them, and those that are left are afflicted with The Sorrow Sickness
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Lydia Massiah
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read this wonderful MG story really quickly as it was so gripping!

Young Amaya's quest kept me on the edge of my seat, as she travels through a drought-ravaged landscape to find her little brother Kaleb, and rescue him from the dreadful monster, the Badeko, before the Sorrow Sickness wipes all memory of him from her mind.
Beautiful, evocative writing capturing lands filled with dagger-tooth jackals, wrathclaw cats, heat, dust, and most of all - fear of the Switching Hour: when night falls, and
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legenbooksdary
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
A gripping middle grade story of survival against the evil monster called Badeko, of a friendship that will last even through hardship and the importance of love amongst family. That even though they may no longer be around in this world, it is still possible to keep them constant on our memories and to remember them in all their glory. 

I really thought that somehow the main character, Amaya was the one who was going to be kidnapped but it turns out that she's the one who has to rescue his broth
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Julia Thum
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
If, like me, you like a lot of the natural world, a sprinkling of magic, a good dose of environmental awareness and a riveting adventure in your stories, then The Switching Hour is the one for you.
It is a story about hope, courage and the importance of family. It is a thrilling adventure and I urge you to read it.
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Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was fantastically atmospheric and genuinely creepy -Watch out for my full review coming soon!
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