I thoroughly enjoyed the way this book kept you reading and watching videos throughout - even though the acting wasn't necessarily anything to write hI thoroughly enjoyed the way this book kept you reading and watching videos throughout - even though the acting wasn't necessarily anything to write home about. The story itself is about a teenage boy named Ryan, and his best friend Sarah - an adventurous duo who like to "solve" things and in the end, wind up in heaps of trouble by their parents. But this time, they've really done it. Their parents have banned them from seeing one another forever, after being caught in an accident at an abandoned house in the woods at dark. That accident landed Ryan in the hospital for quite some time, and in bed healing at home for even longer. That left him a lot of time to use his journal - which is what you, the reader are privy to here. Skeleton Creek is essentially a copy of Ryan's journal, telling you all about the latest mystery he and his best friend Sarah were trying to solve. They were warned repeatedly to stop their digging or trouble would befall them again - but of course they just couldn't stop themselves! Although the book is a little slow moving at first - it eventually speeds up and you can't put it down until you've finished. Be warned - this book will make you want to read the next one, with it's cliff-hanger ending! ...more
What a creative concept for a novel! While at first I thought this book was going to be awfully upsetting and frightening to some, and couldn't undersWhat a creative concept for a novel! While at first I thought this book was going to be awfully upsetting and frightening to some, and couldn't understand how it's target audience was children, I eventually grew to love it as much as everyone else. Once you get back the initial opening scene, there really isn't anything creepy about it - you actually grow to become less afraid of graveyards and everything in them.
This story is about a young boy who is raised by inhabitants of the graveyard up the hill from his childhood home - the home in which he escaped from after the rest of his family was brutally murdered by and unknown, evil man. He lives his years going by the name Nobody Owens, learning how to Fade and Haunt, and do basically just about anything the other "ghosts" are able to do. He enjoys his life, except for the fact that he is restricted from visiting the rest of the town, beyond the gates of the graveyard. This is however, for his own safety, as the murderer is still out there trying to find the boy and finish off the last member of the family he was meant to kill off so many years before.
Gaiman has written another brilliant novel -one that will pull you along with suspense and creativity the entire way. ...more