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Jenny Nimmo. Midnight for Charlie Bone  
Egmont  $12.95  ISBN 978-1-4052-2543-4  345 pg.
Reviewed by Amanda, Age 12

D’you mean dead?”

“No, I mean lost. Definitely not dead.”

Charlie stared into the darkness. He listened to the soft breathing that filled the unseen spaces all around him, knowing that he would be lying there, listening, for hours to come. “Not dead?” he whispered. “Gabriel, are you sure?”

Quite sure.” Gabriel murmured with a yawn. “Night Charlie!”

Charlie Bone comes from a family with a history of endowed children. For most of his life he has been a normal child until one day, when the photo that he was going to use on his friend Benjamin’s birthday card is switched. He opens the envelope to find a picture of a man with a baby girl in his arms. Soon he would discover he is anything but normal, because that day when he looks at the photo, he realizes he can hear their voices. His wicked aunts immediately send him away to Bloor’s Academy. This photo is going to cause him more trouble than he ever imagined!

Midnight for Charlie Bone is an amazing read. It’s full of action and suspense and you can really tell the author put loads of effort into it. This book contains mystery and trouble, and horrible deeds which change lives forever. Try to unscramble the mystery, while you laugh at the things these kids do, and watch for the sequel, Charlie Bone and the Time Twister. If you like magic and mayhem, you’ll love this hilariously exciting book!

I would recommend this book to kids 10 and up. Overall this book gets a magical five stars.

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