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Another thumbs-down for cover design. Do publishers ever research reader reaction to book jackets? Experience tells me that Magritte-like covers are certain death for books intended for young readers. Anyway, there are two supernatural tales here, the firs inventively playing with the idea of mirror worlds, a bit long-winded to start, but basically entertaining, and the second, rather more mundane, exploring the boy being the ghost of his great-grandfather idea. The language and style is straightforward and contemporary as one might expect from Knockouts, but the ideas take a little more mind-bending if they are to be absorbed.