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The Midnight Curse

3.68  ·  Rating Details ·  63 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
A deep, raspy voice whispered, ?The midnight curse has been passed on to you!?

Thus begins a frightfully wacky adventure that will have young readers turning every page in spine-tingling anticipation. Lacey and her twin brother, Charlie, are visiting England to find out if they inherited anything from their reclusive uncle Jonathan, but before long, Charlie realizes he mig
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Hardcover, 208 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Kids Can Press (first published 2010)
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Leticia Oliver
Nov 18, 2012 Leticia Oliver rated it really liked it
I picked up the book to read to the kids at bedtime. We have greatly enjoyed reading the book because it is cute, and not overly scary. I noticed the kids don't complain so much about going to bed a little earlier when I promise to read an extra chapter if they hurry.
Renee
Apr 09, 2011 Renee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 3rd-5th
3.5 Charlie and Lacey are fraternal twins who have very different personalities. Lacey is levelheaded and brave, where as Charlie is highly superstitious and anxiety ridden. Still sad after the death of their father 4 years prior, the fly to England with their mother hoping get an inheritance from a great-great uncle. Instead, Charlie gets a curse. They then, meet ghosts, try to figure out what the butler is hiding, get lost in a bizarre and creepy house, and work on getting the curse removed wi ...more
Nancy H
Feb 10, 2010 Nancy H rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great ghost story for young readers! My students are going to love this one.
Conan Tigard
Nov 13, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Midnight Curse is a quick-paced book that will keep a young reader perched on the edge of their chair. The tension is this book is very thick as Lacey and Charlie try to avoid being caught and try to get the curse that has been placed on Charlie lifted.

L.M. Falcone has created a terrific story that I had a blast reading. Occasionally, I felt that there was something missing, like a transition between scenes, where I became slightly lost in what was going on, but those few occasions passed qu
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Coreena McBurnie
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I picked up The Midnight Curse by L.M. Falcone because I thought my son would enjoy reading it. It is the story of eleven year old Lacey and her fraternal twin brother, Charlie. Lacey is level headed and steady, while Charlie is a little more flighty. When their great uncle Jonathan dies, they travel to England with their mother for his will reading. While there, great uncle Jonathan's deadly Midnight Curse is passed onto Charlie. The Midnight Curse is the crazy, sometimes funny horror s
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George
Mar 03, 2011 George rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Midnight Curse by L.M. Falcone, this book is about a boy got cursed. When their great uncle dies, twins Lacey and Charlie went to their uncle's house to get the deed. Many years ago, their uncle got curse by his best friend for betraying him, and now the curse will pass on to the next male to their family and it end up on Charlie, it was suppose to be on his father but his father died. Now Charlie has to face his uncle's best friend to break the curse but if he do not break the curse , he wi ...more
Laura
I can see where younger readers (4-6 grades) will like this, but as an adult? Not so much. Every character seems to spend time screaming, yelling, fainting, crying, etc.; it's too extreme. The fear-factor of the curse is mild, just enough to keep readers tense but not enough to cause sleepless nights.

One thing that bothered me was the ending. All of a sudden, it seemed, characters reappeared for virtually no apparent reason than to tie up some loose ends (eg, Miss Briar and Mom), and other quest
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Afrah
Surprisingly, this book was amazing. It was scary at times, and funny when it needed to be.
Charank20
Nov 21, 2010 Charank20 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'ts pretty scary. BOO!
Suzanne
Dec 17, 2009 Suzanne rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own, canadian, ya
Reviewed for the January/February issue of Quill & Quire magazine. Full review to come...
Jessica Gong
Dec 31, 2013 Jessica Gong rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was totally awesome,it had so much pressure,it trys to connect with the readers by making the readers feel like they were charlie
Christopher Roden
Can't rate it right now, as it's part of the judging for a literary award.
Claire Froehlich
Jun 05, 2013 Claire Froehlich rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book to get kid's hooked on reading. I mean it worked for me.
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