The Misfits

A werewolf with allergies, a vampire with no fangs, a chatterbox ghost and a hyperactive zombie.

Achoo, Mina, Boo and Zoe – four school friends failing at being who they are supposed to be, are brought closer together by an errant Rounders ball.

The Wall is a place that marks the border between their world and the world of … who knows?

When the Rounders ball is hit over The Wall, Boo challenges the scare stories that Achoo, Mina and Zoe have been told, enticing them to seek out a forbidden place that ultimately changes their lives forever.

Meet The Misfits…


He likes playing video games, chatting with his friends, Matchbox cars, comic books and his assortment of beanbags, which allow him to do what he loves most of all…sleep!

Achoo has allergies which affect his control over his inner self. If he sneezes he wolfs out. Multiple sneezes are exhausting and cause him to fall asleep…..surprisingly!

He sleeps a lot. If he sits still too long, he falls asleep. If he stands still too long, he falls asleep. Basically, if he’s still, he falls asleep!

Achoo is a werewolf and, according to his dad, not a very good one…


She love bright colours, flowers, butterflies and the feel of the sun warming her cheeks.

Her favourite colour is pink and she likes to wear a flower in her hair, behind her ear.

Mina prefers salads to red meat and refuses point blank to drink human blood.

Her favourite past time is drinking juice through a straw placed in the gap where her fangs should be; it annoys her mother.

Mina is a vampire and, according to her mother, not a very good one…


He hails from the time and town of Jack the Ripper and his outfits are a constant source of amusement, as is his accent.

Boo is a simple soul. He likes nothing more than to sit down for a good old chinwag or take centre stage to spin a good yarn; it all depends on his audience.

He has a very short attention span which gets him into all sorts of predicaments, especially when he’s supposed to be walking through things!

Boo is a ghost and, according to his dad, not a very good one…


She likes speed, whether it be whizzing around on her roller blades, her scooter or her skateboard, she doesn’t mind, though her roller blades are her favourite.

The problem she has is that no one else in her family likes to move very fast and so accidents are a frequent occurrence.

Along with her “wheels”, Zoe always carries a roll of duct tape in her back-pack, to tape back in place those pesky body parts that tend to fall off at speed!

Zoe is a zombie and, according to her mum, not a very good one…



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What Readers Said…

Friendship and Laughter

I like the idea of Achoo wolfing in and out!!! Makes me laugh at the thought of it! I also liked how The Misfits were all very different and found friendship in each other.

Review by Dion, aged 8

There Must be Sequels!

I loved how each character was introduced with their own chapter.

I loved the fact that they didn’t fit into the ‘norm’, but it also made me feel a little sorry for them all starting school. I had to read on then to find out what happened!

When The Wall was introduced, I was really intrigued and thought that this was a great twist to the story.

This must just be the first book, there must be sequels!

Review by Tilly, aged 8

From Losers to Heroes in One Day!


I really liked the mystery of The Wall and loved Fergus the cat. It was great how the story was set over one day and how The Misfits started out as losers, but ended up as heroes.

The character’s personalities were great and I loved the happy ending 🙂


Review by Kane, aged 9


The Misfits was just ‘amazing’!

Review by Ben, aged 9

We Loved Boo! 

Boo was our favourite character. He was so funny and we could really imagine what he looked like, which was helped by his cockney accent!

We also loved the cookies and lemonade in the story as this portrayed the old lady in a nice and caring way.

Review by Anons, aged 10 and 12

The Misfits is an Amazing Book, Full of Laughter.

I loved it! The characters have quirky personalities which make them unique. As well as that, I really enjoyed the storyline – a daring adventure with four friends going off to explore. It really drew me in.  My favourite character was  Boo. His upbeat personality is the complete opposite to his tragic backstory. My overall opinion is that The Misfits is an amazing book, full of laughter.

Review by Chloe, aged 9