Alice is 12 and a half years of age and it bothers her to still be thought of as a child. Why do all these other people get to make the decisions, confuse her and boss her? After all, she is nearly thirteen. After a day of listening to others, Alice wakes that night in her bedroom to find it transformed and inhabited by a range of weird and wonderful characters. Characters that befriend her, thwart her and bother her, until she realises that she is the only one making sense. And that she is ready to leave childhood and become a teenager.