Sleeping has never been so scary. And now waking up is even worse! Charlie Laird has several problems: His dad married a woman he is sure moonlights as a witch. He had to move into her purple mansion, which is not a place you want to find yourself after dark. He can't remember the last time sleeping wasn't a nightmarish prospect. Like even a nap. What Charlie doesn't know is that his problems are about to get a whole lot more real. Nightmares can ruin a good night's sleep, but when they start slipping out of dreams and into the waking world, that's a line that should never be crossed. And when the worst nightmares start to come true...well, that's something Charlie will have to face. And he's going to need all the help he can get, or it might just be lights out for Charlie Laird. For good.