Friday, August 25, 2017

Doll Bones by Holly Black

Doll Bones by Holly Black begins with the reader meeting Zach, Poppy, and Alice who have vivid imaginations as they create worlds to play with their dolls and action figures.

Blurb from Goodreads: Zach, Poppy and Alice have been friends forever. They love playing with their action figure toys, imagining a magical world of adventure and heroism. But disaster strikes when, without warning, Zach’s father throws out all his toys, declaring he’s too old for them. Zach is furious, confused and embarrassed, deciding that the only way to cope is to stop playing and stop being friends with Poppy and Alice. 

But one night the girls pay Zach a visit, and tell him about a series of mysterious occurrences. Poppy swears that she is now being haunted by a china doll – who claims that it is made from the groundup bones of a murdered girl. They must return the doll to where the girl lived, and bury it. Otherwise the three children will be cursed for eternity.

This story contains just the right amount of creep factor, friendship, and fun to keep the reader turning pages. There is a mystery of course, a bit of a haunting, and Zach dealing with a father who hasn't quite figured out the parenting thing. I enjoyed the friendships and the problems in this books. Holly Black created a realistic world and added a touch of anything may happen. 

Read to a child today even if that child is you. 

Link to our NICU book registry if you'd like to donate books to babies in the newborn intensive care unit. We can also use gently used books if you have them. 

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