sexta-feira, 8 de agosto de 2014

Review: Doll Bones, by Holly Black

Doll Bones
by Holly Black 
Edição/reimpressão: 2014 
Páginas: 256 
Editor: Random House Children's Publishers UK
My name is Eleanor Kerchner. You can call me the Queen. I died in 1895. Now it's time to play.
Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.
[It's depressing how I can't seem to be able to find a good resume of this book!]

Rating: 4/5

I received this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

For years my sister Gaby has been asking me to read the Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black. She has begged, pleaded and blackmailed me into reading them without success several times. It’s not that I wasn’t curious about Holly Black’s writing it was just that her books seemed to be for a young audience and although I do love children’s fiction I just never felt the pull towards them. This changed when I read about Doll Bones and got curious about the story.
Holly Black has weaved an amazing web where history, change and growing up all mingle together in a quest that will leave you wondering. Our reluctant heroes have been friends for years and they have grown together but now they are without noticing slowly growing apart. The game they have been playing forever where they are pirates and thieves and all other sorts of wonder characters in their world of make belief  is suddenly taken by heartache and their friendship is almost shatter until a ghost of a girl asks for their help.
I have to admit that I like this type of books, the ones that mixture reality and supernatural but that always leave you to wondering. Was it all make believe? Was it really a ghost? I liked the way Holly Black just left the question hanging and even our heroes weren't sure of the truth.
I also liked how our heroes were all different and came from different types of households. (YEY For Diversity in YA) The make believe world of Alice and her friends was amazing and now I am craving the opportunity to read more of the adventures of Will and everyone else on board of the Neptune’s Pearl.
I believed that Holly Black made a fantastic description of what it is to play the game of make believe, I used to play with my siblings and like our heroes I played it until I was 12/13. The mind of a child is a wonderful place where worlds are born and collide; it is the true never ending source of entertainment.
Although some people found the book creepy I would say that it was spooky at times but not necessarily creepy also children tend to live on spooky and creepy things it’s us the adults that tend to forget how much of it it’s actually part of a child’s live.

To finish I would like to say that I am now headed to the bookstore to get my hardcover version of this book because it’s truly amazing and my future children will forever thank me for the opportunity of reading it. A solid 4 starts and a reading that I would recommend. 

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