DLTK's Crafts for Kids - Book Review
Skeleton Creek

Author:  Patrick Carman

Review by Kaitlyn (Age 13)

Rating:  4 out of 5 

Kaitlyn's Review:

This book, full of mystery, was very intriguing.  I really enjoyed the way that the author incorporated not only Ryan’s point of view, through the journal, but also Sarah’s point of view, through the videos.  I would definitely continue reading the rest of books in the series.  I thought that the way the author ended the book was a great because it solved one mystery but brought forth another set of questions, which can be answered in the sequel.

I would rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.  I thought it was very interesting and I really enjoyed the story line.  I thought it really brought forth a world of mystery and questions.  I enjoyed the way those questions were answered by both Ryan and Sarah and how they were answered in different ways.  I thought it was very awesome how the author brought in new characters in by introducing them in Sarah’s videos as well as Ryan’s journals.

Questions Kaitlyn Answered Before Reading the Book:

Is this a book you are excited to read?   

Yes! I think the way the book is going to incorporate movies into it will be very interesting!

How did you hear about the book:

Questions Kaitlyn Answered After Reading the Book:

Was the book as good as you thought it would be?

Yes, I really enjoyed the way the author incorporated both a girls (Sarah’s) and a boys (Ryan’s) opinion into the book! I was quite interested with the videos too, I thought that it was a very good way to keep someone interested in the books and show both point of views without having both views in the writing.

My favourite character was Sarah because:

She was so courageous and seemed completely unafraid.  Sarah really made the story much more interesting because she was always the one to convince Ryan to go on these crazy investigations.

Would you talk with your friends about it?

Yes I would because I think my friends, like myself, would be very intrigued by the videos and the mystery storyline.

Did you learn anything from it?

I learned that a true friend is someone who won’t make you stop doing something you love but instead they will give you a helping hand along the way!

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