Midnight for Charlie Bone (The Children of the Red King #1)
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...more
I have only a few things to comment on, the first being Jenny Nimmo’s writi...more
I really liked this book. I think...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
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
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
I was really looking forward to this book so I'm pretty disappointed with the outcome.
10-year-old Charlie lives in a house with his mother, two grandmothers, and uncle. His father supposedly died in a car acc...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
There is one quote in the book that I have to record as it describes perfectly how I feel about the library I have in my own home. (And this is pretty much an exact description.)
""He found himself in a room not unlike the book shop. All books again, pac...more
In the first book of the series, “Midnight for Charlie Bone,” Charlie Bone is an ordinary boy. He lives with his mother, his uncle, and his two grandmothers. That is until some rather extraordinary...more
I'll admit up front that the reason I didn't like this book is because I'm not the target audience (I'm 26). I love middle-grade books, but this book had no finesse, and really seemed aimed at a little less than middle-grade (or at least the very early age spectrum). Plot "twists", including future ones, like (view spoiler)[who Charlie's father is (hide spoiler)], were glaringly obvious; magically gifted children are required to go to a certain school, Bloor's, but it doesn't help further th...more