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Doll Bones
Doll Bones | Holly Black
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Discover the Newbery Honor winner Doll Bones, from Holly Black, the cocreator of the Spiderwick Chronicles. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book. A School Library Journal Best Book. A Booklist Editors Choice Books for Youth. A Publishers Weekly Best Childrens Book. A NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing. A People Magazine Best New Kids Book. Six starred reviews!Zach, Poppy, and Alice have been friends forever. And for almost as long, theyve been playing one continuous, ever-changing game of pirates and thieves, mermaids and warriors. Ruling over all is the Great Queen, a bone-china doll cursing those who displease her. But they are in middle school now. Zachs father pushes him to give up make-believe, and Zach quits the game. Their friendship might be over, until Poppy declares shes been having dreams about the Queenand the ghost of a girl who will not rest until the bone-china doll is buried in her empty grave. Zach and Alice and Poppy set off on one last adventure to lay the Queens ghost to rest. But nothing goes according to plan, and as their adventure turns into an epic journey, creepy things begin to happen. Is the doll just a doll or something more sinister? And if there really is a ghost, will it let them go now that it has them in its clutches? Doll Bones is a winner of the Newbery Honor, is the recipient of six starred reviews, was on five Best Book lists, and was called perfect by The New York Times.
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LauraJ
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Engaging ghost story, but the scariest stuff the characters have to deal with is puberty.
#bbrc #middlegrademadeeasy #newclassic
#24b4Monday #teamstoker #scarathlon

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LibrarianRyan Yeahh 2mo
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eri.reads
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#Scarathlon #ChillingPhotoChallenge
Day 23 #bones

Some of my TBR books with bones in the title.

#TeamStoker +1
@TheReadingMermaid

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Marmie7
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Three friends who love playing make-believe with pirates and thieves, whose realm is ruled by a creepy China doll in one of their moms locked cabinet. When they begin to dream of the doll being a girl who wants to be buried back with her family they set out on a quest to get her there.
Dolls can be very creepy...
#teamstoker #scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid
#scaryscavengerhunt with bone in the title

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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vkois88
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This book was creepy. The ghost of a child in a doll? No thank you! I'm much more a fan of other paranormal/fantasy books by Black. This was an extremely quick read and certain elements were fun... but it still fell kinda flat for me. 3🌟

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MolliesaurusRex
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This is a great middle-grade novel about a group of friends learning how to adapt to growing up without losing their childhood identities, all with a ghost story mixed in for good, creepy measure. I‘m definitely glad I bought it to put in my classroom library.😊 a nice, quick read for the end of break!

MolliesaurusRex (Also submitting for #booked2019 New to You author prompt🤣) 8mo
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MolliesaurusRex
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I‘m all over the place with my reading lately but tbh it‘s because all of my books are packed and in five billion places and I have had no time between work and moving. BUT since I found this middle-grade book at goodwill (& I am pretty positive I already own it thanks to a prior book fair but oh well) I decided it would be a great quick read for break.👌🏼

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Gizmo86
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I started this book this morning and just finished. Love love loved this book. Couldn't put it down! Great characters and storyline. Super creepy and I loved it.

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Gizmo86
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RiaWritten
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Study break! I‘m pretty much brain dead. Maybe some middle grade horror will help. 😺

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alayarachel
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Continuing my Holly Black obsession. This was great, but I‘m glad I get kitty cuddles before bed - it was seriously creepy.

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Chelsibno
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#bones #blackcatchallenge @Clwojick I read this middle grade novel last year and couldn‘t put it down! It is quite eerie with a touch of mystery to it. It also focuses on aspects of growing up & what that means for childhood friendships. Several of my students have also told me how much they enjoyed it. #middlegrade

Clwojick ☠️ 1y
Linsy Love that cover! ♥️ 1y
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Branwen
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It's entirely possible...that I may have gone overboard at the library today! 😁 #librarylove

CindyMyLifeIsLit I have that Iron King series in my classroom library. I‘ll have to watch your posts to see if it‘s any good! 1y
Branwen @CindyMyLifeIsLit Really? That's so cool! I will definately let you know how it is! 😀 1y
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TheBookkeepersApprentice
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My fourth book for Dewey‘s 24 Hour Readathon! I‘m excited for a creepy read. #deweys24hourreadathon #currentlyreading

JoScho You are crushing it! This book looks fun 🖤 2y
TheBookkeepersApprentice @JoScho thank you!! I‘ve been looking forward to this one, I love a good creepy read 👻 2y
JoScho Me too! Enjoy 🖤 2y
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Joy4Lit
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This book is a gem. It‘s a middle grade read that all would love. This is actually my second read through. And to be honest, I severely disliked — both times— the first chapter. I‘m not sure if it‘s the lack of simplicity or too much of a character dump, but it felt overwhelming and confusing. My advice: ignore that part. Come chapter two — and the rest of book— it all works perfectly. Highly recommend. Rich characters. Thick setting. Memorable.

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smilingshelves
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What should I read next? I made it through three of the four books in my readathon stack. The one left is nonfiction, which I'm not really in the mood for right now. These are the two library books I have checked out, and I need some help deciding which one to read! #24in48

BucklingBookshelves I vote Doll Bones! It‘s a Newbery, and I have a copy, so I‘m curious how you will like it 😊 2y
smilingshelves @Bucklingbkshelf That's the one I decided to start, but it's kind of freaking me out. I might have to switch to a different book for before bed reading time! ☺ 2y
BucklingBookshelves Oh boy — that‘s good to know! 😬 2y
smilingshelves @Bucklingbkshelf It might be fine for you. I'm kind of a wimp when it comes to these things. 🙁 2y
BucklingBookshelves Nah, I‘m a wimp too 🙋‍♀️ 2y
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Deborah42
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Zach, Alice, and Poppy have grown up together playing imaginative role-playing games with their dolls until Zach‘s dad throws away Zach‘s action figures.

But Zach joins Poppy and Alice on a quest to return a creepy china doll to her grave. Is the doll is really haunting the children, or is Poppy behind the mysterious happenings?

A perfect book for middle grade readers—lovely writing, atmospheric and creepy, but without being too scary.

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archaeolibrarianologist
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"On the way out, Zach paused in the living room to look at the Queen again. Her pale face was shadowed, but it seemed to him that though her eyes were closed, they weren't quite as closed as they had been before. While he stared at her, trying to figure out if he was imagining things, her lashes fluttered once, as if stirred by an impossible breeze.

Or as if she was a sleeper on the verge of waking."

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beccaeve
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This is a really cute book about friendship, adventure, growing up and the value of stories. It's excellent for younger YA readers too. I love a good creepy doll story.

RealBooks4ever Enjoyed this one! 💜 2y
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abrutledge
Doll Bones | Holly Black
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Hello Litsy! I'm back. Here's my latest haul from the used book store. I'm going to start using this space more often now.

Jess7 Welcome! 2y
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JacintaMCarter
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This looks terrifying and I want to read it immediately. #MiddleGradeLove #UncriticalAugust

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alovely26
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You know...... so I can contribute something worth value to dinner conversation

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mrsa_d
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"Aragorn never wore sunblock..." #funfridayphoto Holly Black and Lord of the Rings give me comfort. @Liberty

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mrsmamfa
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Mehso-so

Wow, this was a strange book! Couldn't stop listening though! Creepy and yet intriguing!

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MariaW
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Nice adventure story and it's a little bit scary as well.
#dollbones #hollyblack #ya #yalit #yalitsy #yaliterature #scaryreads

Gissy I'm a chicken in scary stories 3y
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MariaW
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...at the sound of the wind, for one panicky moment, all he wanted was to burrow under the blankets and never come out.
Tap. Tap.
The thing hitting the window was just a branch, he told himself.
Or an insomniac squirrel rattling around in the gutters.
Or a neighbor cat trying to pick a fight with The Party.
Tap.
He was never going to be able to go back to sleep if he didn't look.
#dollbones #hollyblack #yalit #yalitsy #yaliterature #scaryreads #ya

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StairwayToHeaven
Doll Bones | Holly Black
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Great book! Though I'm not entirely convinced it's appropriate for the recommended age group.

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Hannah_Voskuil
Doll Bones | Holly Black
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I didn't know there was such a genre as Middle Grade horror, but after reading this, I'm glad there is! Spooky, fun, and very well paced.

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sleepyinabook
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«Ciascuno è l'eroe della propria storia».

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NotYourHandmaid
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Sick day reading.