Okay, I am getting back on track with my A to Z Book Review challenge... starting today, when I am reviewing Doll Bones by Holly Black.
Summary from Goodreads:
Zach, Poppy and Alice have been friends for ever. 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 ground-up 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...
I think the kinds of book reviews I most hate doing are reviews where I didn't really have any big problem with the book, but it wasn't anything special for me. It was just fine.
That's how I felt about this book. It was good, I got through it, the characters were fun. I thought the plot was fairly simple and the creepiness of the doll wasn't really creepy enough to have any effect on me, but it was fine for an MG.
I feel like I'm missing something. If you read it, did you like it? No? Why or why not?
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