Midnight For Charlie Bone (The Children of the Red King #1)
What's happening to Charlie Bone?
Charlie doesn't want to believe it when he discovers that he can hear the thoughts of people in photographs. But his horrible aunts are delighted – it means that he is one of the chosen and must attend the Bloor's Academy for gifted children. Once there, Charlie realizes that some of his classmates have equally mysterious powers, and soon C
I really liked this book. I think...more
Yes, there is an 11 year old boy who has a magical “ability”. Yes, there is a special school for children with these abilities. Apart from that, the story is quite different. I had to push the Harry Potter thought out of my head and start thinking Charlie Bone, because wherever I got that idea…I was wrong…and it was...more
Charlie bone had a special picture blown up for his best friend’s birthday present. His mom picks it up from Kwik Foto, but when Charlie opens up the package, it’s not his order. He stares at the photo of a man holding a baby, mesmerized. Then a conversation floods his mind. He can hear a woman and a man talking about the baby. Charlie convinces himself that he imagined it, but Grandma Bone has her own theory.
His grandma enrolls him at Bloor’s Academy, a school for gift...more
I have only a few things to comment on, the first being Jenny Nimmo’s writi...more
Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo is the first book of the Charlie Bone series. I would recommend this series to anyone who is a fan of modern fantasy and is looking for a good series to keep them occupied. The first book is about Charlie Bone, who discovers he is a descendant of the Red King, who holds magical powers and passed them on to his kids, who then kept passing them on. Unfortunately, half of his descendants are evil and the other half are good. Charlie’s grandmother and her sis...more
First of all, I would like to say that my overall impression of this is that Midnight for Charlie Bone and the accompanying books in the series are actually a Harry Potter series written for a younger audience. So if any young adult or adult readers have younger siblings or children who want to read Harry Potter and are too young, have no fear! This is the perfect series to...more
The book is about a kid (Charlie) who starts out as a normal boarding school boy and later finds he has special powers... He can hear voices from photographs, he uses these powers to investigate a missing girl's whereabouts who went missing several years back.
Later on in the book he finds he is a descendant of the Red King, who...more
Author: Jenny Nimmo
Summary: One day, Charlie Bone receives the wrong picture that he had asked to be expanded. He can hear the picture talking and soon discovers from his great aunts that he is a picture traveler. He is sent to Bloor's Academy where he meets other endowed children with special powers.
Charlie soon discovers that Miss Ingledew's niece has been missing for quite a while. With his endowed and unendowed friends, he embarks on a journey to find...more
I read it again this year and am starting to wonder what got me so entralled. The book is a lot like Harry Potter--but nothing can actually compare--and the setting as well. A skinny boy without a father, raised in a family who hates him, to discover he has a magical power. It's your typical 'boy is about to embark on magical journ...more
Grade 4-6-When he is 10 years old, Charlie discovers that he is able to look at photographs and hear conversations and even thoughts that were taking place at the time the photo was taken, a legacy of his ancestor the Red King, whose descendants all have different magical abilities. Charlie hears one conversation that sets him on a search for a girl who has been missing for years, and when he begins attending Bloor's Academy, an elite boarding school for the rich and t...more
Charlie discovers that he has a magical talent where he can invision a move right off a photograph and see what happened before and after the p...more
Die Ähnlichkeit zu Harry Potter nicht zu bemerken oder zu erwähnen, ist unmögli...more
Also, I don't know very many children who like to read books that deal with morons. The main character, Charlie Bone, is constantly allowing himself to fall into dangerous situations - even though in the book they turn out to be just...more
What I liked:
-Male character POV. Generally I stay away from books that are narrated by a boy but are written by a women, because the voice doesn’t seem very authentic, but once I read Harry Potter, I got more comfortable with taking chances with the POV. Charlie Bone was a young boy that actually sounded like a young boy, and not a stereotype of what grown w...more