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Monday, April 27, 2015

Review: The Whispering Skull

The Whispering Skull
The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3/3 (considering it as a elementary-middle school aged book, which it is.)
I really don't like ghost books. So I'm not sure why I started reading this series. It's been fun, and I can definitely see traces of Bartimaeous in it, which is also fun (most authors I find their separate works to be entirely different). However, there is the fact that it is a ghost book, which is why I probably won't be moving on to the next one.
Anyway. The love story was quite well done, and to be honest I really hope they never get together, because I like it how it is. I still dislike George (as a character archetype, not the individual). Lockwood is somehow not as charming as he should be.
The whole contest element was also done extremely well. I think it would have been better if things had gone the other way, personally, but I did like that they were usually able to realize when they were being completely immature.
So... it was a fine book. I wish I'd read it when I was ten. Jonathan Stroud remains awesome.

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