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The Midnight Curse

3.56 of 5 stars 3.56  ·  rating details  ·  48 ratings  ·  11 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 ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Kids Can Press (first published 2010)
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Leticia Oliver
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.
Apr 09, 2011 Renee rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  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
A great ghost story for young readers! My students are going to love this one.
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
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
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
Jessica Gong
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
Reviewed for the January/February issue of Quill & Quire magazine. Full review to come...
Christopher Roden
Can't rate it right now, as it's part of the judging for a literary award.
Claire Froehlich
Good book to get kid's hooked on reading. I mean it worked for me.
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