Kurt's Blurts on Words

A 10-year-old perspective on books

Skeleton Creek: The Crossbones by Patrick Carman

on March 19, 2014


Title: Skeleton Creek: The Crossbones

Author: Patrick Carman

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Illustrations by: Joshua Pease and Squire Borel

Critical Review:
I like this book because it has a lot of horror in it. The book is like a treasure hunt for lost artifacts, collections and famous diaries. Read this if you like horror and adventure. This book is kind of neat because it is attached to a website where you can get codes from the books to watch videos taken by Sarah that relate to the story.  The videos are scary or informative to the story.  Some of it might be historical fiction. Go to sarahfincher.com to watch the videos. You will have to read the book to find the code!

Story summary:

In the book, Ryan is writing a diary of what happens to him and Sarah, his best friend, in their hunt for the crossbones, a secret society. They are searching for the Crossbones deepest secrets! They all lead back to skeleton creek, a haunted town, where Ryan is going to finds THE SECRET hidden by the Crossbones. In their hunt they find the stories told to children about ghosts are sometimes real.


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