The tiny island of Kaitangata is waking up again and only thirteen-year-old Meredith can stop it, before it claims another victim. The last time the island twitched was over fifty years ago and a girl disappeared without a trace, apparently swallowed up by the island. Now it's moving again. A thrilling, contemporary story for mainstream family audiences, with live action, drama, CGI, myth and magic, The Twitch is an amazing tale from the fertile imagination of internationally renowned author Margaret Mahy. Set in a small coastal village in New Zealand, this is a story of Meredith, her family and the incredible events that shake them - literally and metaphorically. The tiny island of Kaitangata seems to have a life of its own.