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Skeleton Creek Book Review

Skeleton Creek Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Jul 29, 2009
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

Patrick Carmen's Skeleton Creek is a unique horror novel for teens that uses internet podcasts to add a spooky visual dimension to the plot.

Author: Patrick Carmen

Reader, beware! This novel is not for the faint-hearted! Skeleton Creek will make you jump, cower and cover your eyes. This is not your average teen horror book.


See the Book Come to Life…Literally

Young-adult author Patrick Carmen delivers a spooky and very unique new novel called Skeleton Creek. The story is written like a journal, recounting the haunting events of Ryan’s accident at the Dredge. What makes this book truly unique is its connection to an actual website: www.sarahfincher.com. Inside the novel you’ll find a series of passwords that reveal online video clips filmed by Ryan’s friend Sarah. You can watch these clips as the story progresses and be a part of Ryan and Sarah’s haunting investigation.


The Plot

After an accident at the Dredge—a big machine that tears up the earth in search of gold—Ryan is bedridden with a broken leg. But the worst part is that he’s forbidden to contact his best friend Sarah, who always seems to get him into trouble. They secretly email each other with news about what happened at the Dredge. Sarah posts videos of that night online so Ryan can see the spooky footage her camera captured. They know one thing for sure: Ryan and Sarah weren’t alone that night at the Dredge.


The Bottom Line

This story, while very short, is extremely impressive. The concept of combining a book and the internet is unique. The only downside is that you have to be near a computer while reading it. If you skip out on the videos, the story won’t be half as scary. If you like spine-tingling tales, then you’ll absolutely love Skeleton Creek.


Skeleton Creek Book Rating: 4


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