“Charlie’s eyes opened wide. He swore the picture was talking to him”—that’s the sentence that begins the seven books in the Charlie Bone series.
Charlie Bone a 10-year old boy who lives with his grandmother, Griselda Bone, a nasty old woman who is intent on doing evil—even killing her own son. Amy Bone is Charie’s loving mother, who wants only to keep her son safe. Great Uncle Paton, a mysterious but kind-hearted man, will do anything to stop his sister Griselda from working her wickedness.
His family enrolls Charlie at Bloors Academy, a school for gifted children. Charlie is placed in the music department, as was his father, but Charlie knows he has no talent for music.
The school is full of strange and unique people. Manfred, the snotty, stuck-up son of the headmaster, has the power of hypnosis. Tancred is the Storm Boy, Lysander can summon his African ancestors, Billy Raven, an albino orphan boy, communicates with animals, the scraggly redhead, who is also Manfred’s best friend, can turn into something like a werewolf.
As Charlie forms friendships with his classmates—some with and some without special powers—he discovers that everything is not quite right at Bloors Academy and, with the help of his friends, he uncovers the school’s many secrets.
I loved this series and recommend it to readers who enjoy thrill and excitement. Books in
the Charlie Bone series:
Book 1: Midnight for Charlie Bone
Book 2: Charlie Bone & The Time Twister
Book 3: Charlie Bone & The Blue Boa
Book 4: Charlie Bone & The Castle of Mirrors
Book 5: Charlie Bone & The Hidden King
Book 6: Charlie Bone & The Wilderness Wolf
Book 7: Charlie Bone & The Shadow of Badlock
Book 8: Charlie Bone & The Red Knight
Mya Most, age 10, is a student in the 5th grade. A member of the Lower Hudson Youth Chorus, she enjoys playing soccer, basketball, horseback riding and performing with the Helen Hayes Theatre. She spends most of her down time having fun with her siblings, Jaden and Lena.