Monthly Archives: September 2014

Customer Review: Doll Bones

9781416963981Doll Bones

Holly Black

Margaret K. McElderry Books

$17.99

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When I first saw Doll Bones, I wasn’t sure if I would like it. After all, it looked like the cover to a horror story! But once I started reading it I couldn’t put it down!

Zach, Poppy, and Alice have been best friends a long time, and almost as long they’ve been playing an ongoing game with dolls. In the game they travel through oceans, strange lands, and past rich towns; and all the lands they travel through belong to a bone china doll locked in a cabinet who curses anyone who displeases her. But when Zach’s dad throws away his dolls, Zach quits the game and Poppy and Alice don’t know why! The three friends seem to be split apart . . . until Poppy says she had a dream about the bone china doll. She claims they need to bury her. So Zach, Poppy, and Alice go on their last adventure together to bury the queen. Everything seems okay . . . until it isn’t.

I loved Doll Bones even though it was a little creepy. I hope people who read it will love it too!

~Emma, Age 10

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Customer Review: The Swap

9780062311696The Swap 

Megan Shull

Katherine Tegen Books

$16.99

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Books written from other people’s perspectives are always some of my favorite and The Swap is one of them. It is written from two points of view, a boy named Jack and a girl, Ellie. It reminded me of Eleven Birthdays, which is one of my favorite books. Both stories involve a mysterious person who is behind the events. At the end of both the stories the characters have learned so much and found who they really were. The book was well-written and kept me on my toes because I didn’t know what was going to happen next. It was suspenseful! It is listed as for ages 10 and up and that seems appropriate. ~ Celeste, age 12

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