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Doll Bones

By 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 Editor’s Choice Books for Youth. A Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book. A NYPL “100 Titles for Reading and Sharing.” A 2013 Goodreads Choice award nominee. A People Magazine “Best New Kids Book.” Six starred reviews!

Winner of a 2014 Newbery Honor Medal.

Zach, Poppy, and Alice have been friends forever. And for almost as long, they’ve 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. Zach’s father pushes him to give up make-believe, and Zach quits the game. Their friendship might be over, until Poppy declares she’s been having dreams about the Queen—and 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 Queen’s 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 four Best Book lists, and was called "perfect" by The New York Times.

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“WORST BOOK EVER ITS HORRIBLE DONT READ IT NOT SCARY USELESS POINTLESS ITS GONNA WASTE YOUR TIME TRUST ME ITS THE WORST BOOK I EVER READ I HAVE NEVER SEEN A MORE USELESS BOOK IT WAS REALLY DISAPOINTING WHEN YOU THINK THERE IS A PLOT TWIST IT GOES BACK TO BEING DULL AND SERIOUSLY A WASTE OF MONEY AND TIME I SWEAR FOR GODS SAKE IT ENDED WITH THE WORDS 'wanna play?' LIKE WHAT IS THIS DISGUSTING ENDING!!! PLEASE DONT READ! THE MAIN CHARACTER IS A PEDO HE LITERALLY ASKED OUT A TEN YEAR OLD THEY ALL NEED HELP! JEFF KINEY WAS OBVIOUSLY PAID TO WRITE THAT REVIEW ON THE FRONT COVER I LOST MY WILL TO LIVE AFTER THIS LITERALLY NOTHING HAPPENED IDK WHATS WRONG WITH THESE KIDS WRITING GOOD REVIEWS ABOUT IT ITS DISGUSTING EW EW EW I CANT TELL YOU HOW MUCH I HATED THIS BOOK ITS THE WORST!!!!!!!!!!! THIS AUTHOR NEEDS A BRAIN!”

About Holly Black

Holly Black is the #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of speculative and fantasy novels, short stories, and comics. She has been a finalist for an Eisner and a Lodestar Award, and the recipient of the Mythopoeic and Nebula Awards and a Newbery Honor. She has sold over twenty-six million books worldwide, and her work has been translated into over thirty languages and adapted for film. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret library. Visit her at BlackHolly.com.

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