Genre: Horror/Scary Story
Release Date: 2/10/2009
About the Book: Something mysterious is happening in Skeleton Creek. Friends Ryan and Sarah are close to finding out, but ever since the accident, they are forbidden to see each other. Ryan is isolated at home, writing everything down in his journal. Sarah is taking videos of what she finds and sending them to Ryan. Together they're about to find something very haunting...
GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: First off, I love the format of this book. It's told through Ryan's journal entries mixed in with videos from Sarah, which readers can access online with the passwords given in the book. The mystery itself is plenty scary and will give readers a good fright.
I've been booktalking this to my middle schoolers and they get so excited when I say they get to watch videos along with reading. I have a group of students that are eager to get their hands on this one, so I'm sure it will be a hit with younger readers. This is a great pick for tweens, but older readers who enjoy scary stories will enjoy it too.
I hope Patrick Carman writes more about Ryan and Sarah! (Actually he needs to-I can't be left hanging!)