A doll that may be haunted leads three friends on a thrilling adventure in this delightfully creepy novel from the New York Times bestselling cocreator of the Spiderwick Chronicles.Zach, Poppy, and Alice have been friends forever. And for almost as long, they’ve been playing one continuous,... show more
A doll that may be haunted leads three friends on a thrilling adventure in this delightfully creepy novel from the New York Times bestselling cocreator of the Spiderwick Chronicles.Zach, Poppy, and Alice have been friends forever. And for almost as long, they’ve been playing one continuous, ever-changing game of pirates and thieves, mermaids and warriors. Ruling over all is the Great Queen, a bone-china doll cursing those who displease her. But they are in middle school now. Zach’s father pushes him to give up make-believe, and Zach quits the game. Their friendship might be over, until Poppy declares she’s been having dreams about the Queen—and the ghost of a girl who will not rest until the bone-china doll is buried in her empty grave. Zach and Alice and Poppy set off on one last adventure to lay the Queen’s ghost to rest. But nothing goes according to plan, and as their adventure turns into an epic journey, creepy things begin to happen. Is the doll just a doll or something more sinister? And if there really is a ghost, will it let them go now that it has them in its clutches?
Publish date: 7 maja 2013
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Doll Bones starts as a last-Goonie-weekend kind of story, where Zach and Alice hear out their friend Poppy and follow her on a quest to dispose of cursed doll at the request of a dead girl. Zach has been facing a lot of pressure from his Dad about playing imagination games with two girls, and using ...
This was a quick read, nothing special, but enjoyable nonetheless. I am slightly disappointed, because after loving The Curse Workers trilogy I was expecting more from Holly Black. But it wasn't bad, and I do recommend it. Doll Bones is a perfect blend of cute and creepy, which actually works, str...
Today We DidBest friends, Zach, Alice and Poppy have made up a fantastical world that they play out with dolls and figurines. The Queen in this world is a very old, fine bone china doll, that is kept displayed behind glass at Poppy’s house. When Zach unexpectedly refuses to play the game any more, P...
I received a copy of this via NetGalley, for an honest review The basic plot of this book, the idea of a creepy-looking doll being possessed, and the main problem the protagonists face, growing up, really interested me. Holly Black does a great job with creeping the reader out with the doll and ...
I listened to Doll Bones because I had been avoiding reading it due to the creepy cover....great audiobook! This is a book that I know kids will pick up because of the creepy factor, but they will get a wonderful tale of growing up and friendship. Grades 5+ Listened to July 2014