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: 2013-05-07
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
This was a boring, blergh book, and I am happy I am done with it.What I expected (from blurb on the back): Kids + Scary Doll + Scary events + Death + Death to Doll. Instead it was like this: Kids + Selfdiscovery + So-so Scary Doll (who wasn't that scary) + Lame events happening because of doll + Jou...
I've had this hanging around on my iPad, partially read for several weeks. After it earned a Newbery Honor today, I thought I'd better finish it. I almost hate to rate it, because I think my 3 star rating is a case of not being the target audience, and while I thought it was OK, I wasn't in love wit...
First off - where was Holly Black and novels like hers when I was of official Junior Fiction age??!!This was my first Black novel and I'm impressed. She writes a great ghost story! There's just enough creepy mixed with just enough adventure to really pull kids in without going overboard and leaving ...