Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman

Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman
Published: Scholastic, 2009


Strange things are happening in Skeleton Creek and Ryan and Sarah are trying to get to the heart of it. But after an eerie accident leaves Ryan housebound and forbidden to see Sarah, their investigation takes two tracks: Ryan records everything in his journal, while Sarah uses her videocam to search things out … and then emails the clips for Ryan to see.

In a new, groundbreaking format, the story is broken into two parts -- Ryan's text in the book, and Sarah's videos on a special website, with links and passwords given throughout the book.

I really liked Skeleton Creek. It was full of mystery, suspense and it was interactive.

The story being told from two perspectives in two different styles is a really cool and unique way of getting the story across. I loved reading bits and then watching videos on a website using a special password mentioned in the book.

The clues were all really good and it definitely is a great mystery.

One complaint I have is that it ended too quickly!!! It finished with a cliffhanger ending which left me dying to know more. I notice on the spine of the book it says book 1 so hopefully there will be a book 2 out soon.

Some of the videos are really creepy which adds to the air of mystery.

Skeleton Creek is definitely a great mystery story. I would recommend this one to everyone who loves a good mystery and creepy story.

My Rating: φφφφφ

3 comments:

  1. Sounds cool might give it a go.

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  2. skeletoncreekisreal.com is a awsome site "try it"

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  3. Loved this book!
    Ghosts in the Machine is the second one...I know some people were able to get their hands on copies already but it doesn't officially come out until October :( boo cliffhangers!

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