Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Charlie Bone-first 3 books in series (book review)

Midnight for Charlie Bone, by Jenny Nimmo is the story of a boy who discovers that he has magical powers--he can hear people talking in photographs and he can also go inside the photographs. Charlie is dismayed and wishes more than anything that he had no powers, but his evil Yewbeam aunts are delighted. They send him to Bloor's Academy for Gifted Children, where he discovers that some of his classmates' powers are equally mysterious. Soon Charlie is involved in uncovering the past of one of these classmates, the mysterious Emilia Moon.

In Charlie Bone and the Time Twister, Charlie and his friends discover a boy who has traveled through time from the icy winter of 1916. His name is Henry Yewbeam, and he needs the help of Charlie and his friends to return home. But things are not what they seem. Not only is something is haunting the tower of Bloor's where they have hid Henry, but there are also people after him. One of Charlie's own friends turns out to be a spy, so who can he trust?

In Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy, Charlie and his friend Emma Tolly discover an invisible boy in the attic of Bloor's. His name is Ollie Sparks, and he needs help to find his long-lost brother, who is also hiding. A mysterious new student has arrived at Bloor's, and strange things seem to be going on to the people she hangs out with. Can she have something to do with Ollie? Can she help him? Will she?

I loved reading these books and I can't wait for the next ones! They're fast readers, but great ones! Like many of my Spring Reading Thing books, they also could have gone on my Once Upon a Time Challenge list.

I give all of these books 8.5 out of 10 stars.

The Spring Reading Thing reading challenge: 22 books down, 8 to go.