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Jenny Nimmo. Midnight for Charlie Bone
Egmont  $9.95  ISBN 978-1-4052-2543-4 346 pg.
Reviewed by Kaelyn, Age 11

Somewhere, on the other side of the city, there was a fire. Charlie could hear a fire engine racing towards it. He had no idea that in mysterious and unexpected ways he was connected to it, and would soon be drawn to the place where it had begun.

This book begins on a Thursday just after teatime in the house of our young Charlie Bone. Jenny Nimmo spins this well written tale of mysterious uncles, lost fathers, and extremely dangerous aunts and adds the adventure of young Charlie who refuses to give up the hunt for a lost girl who was traded for a mysterious silver case.

Enthralling and excellently written, this book will seize you in a chokehold and throw you into this invigorating tale of Charlie Bone. Now I have been told not to reveal what happens in the other books but the words ‘outrageously excellent’ and ‘death-defying and magical’ come to mind.

Why do I love this book so much?

bullet Reason 1:  it took me more than a few days to read it!
bullet Reason 2:  I love the twists and turns of the plot.
bullet Reason 3:  Jenny Nimmo gives us characters that will stay in our minds well after reading it.
bullet Reason 4:  I just love the entire series: The Time Twister, The Blue Boa, The Castle of Mirrors and The Hidden King.

I really loved Midnight for Charlie Bone despite the complicated twists, which were at times a little hard to follow, otherwise an excellent book.

This reviewer gives Midnight for Charlie Bone 5 fabulous stars.


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