But then chaos and confusion reign when the daylight turns to darkness and monsters appear at the city gates.
Bugtown is an action packed adventure story about a brother and sister (11 and 14 years old) who find themselves suddenly in what seems to be a completely foreign environment, a medieval city which has been abducted in its entirety by aliens from the future. They are not wearing their normal clothes and certain things about them have been modified. In Bugtown the boy and girl, in the course of their quest to take an alien ‘baby’ from the castle to the city walls, ask and answer the perennial questions of who are they, what are they doing there, and what are the going to do next. It’s a terrific story, both funny and exciting, written primarily for 10 to 14 year olds.
I was working as a school librarian when I wrote this book and tried it out on students who were given a questionnaire to fill in and were told the book was written by an Alison Main. The reaction I got to this and its companion, In The Land Of The Demon Masters, was the best thing I'd witnessed in a lifetime of writing novels and plays!!
Gabriella Di Tano of 2M gave it 9 out of ten and commented: I thought the book was well written, funny at times and over all very good because it was exciting and made you want to read on. I had a brilliant ending.
Semai T. Danha of 2N gave it as 10 out of 10, writing: As good as anything I've ever read. She also commented: I really liked this book. It was both exciting and scary especially the part about the headless man. I wish to read more book by this author.
Mulaws Kachina of 1M gave it a 9 out of 10 and commented: I thought Bugtown was a very good book to read because it was interesting and funny and when I read the first chapter I wanted to read on. I think Alison Main should be proud to have written such a good book.
Rochelle McEvoy of 4M gave it a 10 out of 10 and commented: I thought this was really good and funny. I liked especially Robert with his split personality.
Tom Gray of IB gave it a 9 out of 10 and said it was very enjoyable. He also commented: It was very fluent to read. The words were easy to understand but still it wasn't too childish.I think 11 to 14 year olds would like this the best because it is very easy to understand and it is a new idea (Limbo).
I've got tons more of this kind of thing!! If you like this book, you will almost certainly like In The Land Of The Demon Masters by the same author.