I'm still sick, so today's review is written by my 11-year old son, Craig, of the latest book in his favorite series, Charlie Bone and the Shadow by Jenny Nimmo:
Young Charlie Bone is walking the halls of Bloors Academy awaiting a nice weekend. When he got home, he saw his Grandma Bone carrying something wrapped in canvas. When his grandma went up to her room, Charlie tiptoes downstairs and into the cellar where she had put it. Then Charlie unwrapped the canvas and saw the most horrifying painting ever. He could hear and feel a strong wind, then he was sucked up into the painting.
When he got there, he met a giant, and the giant seemed to be Charlie's ancestor. After awhile of hiding, he used his wand that turned into a moth to get out of the forsaken place. The next weekend, his friend Billy Raven came over and found his way into Bodlock. Charlie found out its name. When he tried to go in and get him, he could not. After at least a month, he finally found a way to get into Bodlock. When he got there and was ready to take Billy home, Billy refused. So Charlie went home and soon figured out that Billy was under a spell! The next book will reveal all secrets and schemes.
Craig says the Charlie Bone series is suspenseful, mysterious, and action-filled.
427 pages, Scholastic
Accelerated Reader Level 4.9, 10 points