Saturday, April 2, 2011
Haunting of Charles Dickens by Lewis Buzbee-ADVISABLE
Buzbee, Lewis, Haunting of Charles Dickens. Feiwel and Friends, 2010. Pgs. 357. Language: G, Violence: PG, Sexual Content: G
After her brother, Orion disappears, Meg travels the streets and rooftops of 1862 London, England to find her brother. With the help of the family friend, Charles Dicken, she will set out to solve the mystery. When the two detectives find her brother at a séance one night, however, things begin to heat up. Someone, however, want the mystery to stay unsolved and is not too keen on Meg and Charles sticking their nose into things. As troubles arise and the mystery begins to unravel, fear for the children of London and the rise in disappearances become a priority. Are the disappearances somehow linked? What really happened to Meg’s brother?
A great supernatural-ish mystery for reluctant and avid readers. The characters are well-developed. The plot is thick and intense. Readers who like fantasy, supernatural, mystery, and historical fiction will enjoy reading this book. EL(4-6), MS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library