Midnight for Charlie Bone
By Jenny Nimmo
Write a Summary of the Book:
Charlie Bone is a normal twelve-year-old boy until hear starts hearing voice from photographs that nobody else can. While his mother and his good grandmother, Maisie, are not too happy about this, his evil grandmother and her awful sisters are trilled.
What are your favorite parts of the book?
I am going to start off with the part when Charlie and his friend save Emma Tolly from her terrible fate of hypnotism. When he finds out that he can hear voices from photographs. I think its very sweet of him when he invites Billy Raven over his house for the weekend sometimes. The last is when Charlie allows Gabriel Sick to have his own cloak (Charlie’s) because of Gabriel’s unfortunate endowment.
Describe your favorite character; and explain why:
My favourite characters are Charlie Bone’s friend Olivia Vertigo and Maisie Jones, his good grandmother. [ his mother’s mother.] Olivia Vertigo is a very good actress. She is VERY funny, quite sarcastic, and kind. But she is also EXTREMLY dramatic. (Admittedly, a bit like me). Maisie is the sort of grandmother every grandchild wants. Whenever Charlie comes home from the Bloor’s Academy on weekends, Maisie always has a lovely big roast or something like that ready for him. She is very sweet and kind. She is never mean to Charlie (unlike Grizelda Bone, Charlie’s evil grandmother) and like him, she really does not like Grandma Bone. She absolutely loves her grandson, Charlie and never wanted his evil aunts to send him to Bloor’s Academy.
Write a small blurb about this book, to get others interested in it:
Charlie Bone is a normal twelve-year-old boy until he finds out that he can hear voices from photographs that nobody else can. While his mother and good grandmother, Maisie are not happy about this, his evil grandmother and her equally horrible sisters are absolutely thrilled. With what his awful great aunts and his terrible grandmother have planned for him, he will be lucky to survive until winter.
Would you recommend this book? If so. Why?
I love the whole series and so does my mum. I would recommend the book and the rest of the Charlie Bone series to Harry Potter fans.