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The Stone Child

by Dan Poblocki

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When friends Eddie, Harris, and Maggie discover that the scary adventures in their favorite author's fictional books come true, they must find a way to close the portal that allows evil creatures and witches to enter their hometown of Gatesweed.

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#unreadshelfproject2019 A great scary stories for young readers who are leaning toward a horror genre. The action keeps going throughout the book and keeps the reader interested until the end. The fact that it is about a children’s author and his stories coming to life is a great premise for this book. ( )
  bnbookgirl | Feb 8, 2019 |
Could not finish it . . . ( )
  mtlkch | Jun 21, 2016 |
The Stone Child
The Stone Child is a story of Adventure, Mystery and especially Horror. When Eddie's family moves to a new town, little do they know of the town's history. Eddie comes to realize that this is the same town that his favorite book author lived, and where he wrote his books. But this isn't just a normal town. There are mysterious creatures lurking about and no one in this town is safe.
The Good: My favorite part of this whole story were the characters. I think the author did a great job of portraying them, and I could picture both them and their personalities perfectly. I always enjoy reading a story where I can picture both the people and surroundings of the place I'm reading. It helps me feel like I'm part of the story, and the author has done a wonderful job of describing and making the reader feel as if they are really there. Also the mystery side of the story was pretty good. I never saw what was coming.
The Bad: I do not like horror, but even I think that this story could have done a better job in that section. I'm sure if I saw the creatures it'd be scarier, but I didn't feel very creeped out. Also this story started out well, but I started to lose interest half way through. I found the ending to just be a little strange, but hey, horror is suppose to strange. It's not like we're reading about Scooby Doo and the Mystery gang, these are real monsters we're dealing with.
Conclusion: Neither really good nor bad is all I will say. For others especially younger readers, I'm sure they will enjoy it.
Ratings: 3/5 *** ( )
  adventures2 | May 19, 2014 |
A writer gone missing and fiction becomes real when things appear from his books. A gateway to another world, and an old story.
The hebrew letter CHET. A boy and his friends try to figure out the author's disappearance and why do monsters keep on appearing, along with the woman in black whispering from the shadows. ( )
  Zhen.Li | Jun 24, 2013 |
was utterly creepy ( )
1 vote Diavoletto | Jun 12, 2013 |
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The blue station wagon had just come around a sharp bend in the road when the creature stepped out of the woods.
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When friends Eddie, Harris, and Maggie discover that the scary adventures in their favorite author's fictional books come true, they must find a way to close the portal that allows evil creatures and witches to enter their hometown of Gatesweed.

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What if the monsters from your favorite horror books were real? Eddie Fennicks has always been a loner, content to lose himself in a mystery novel by his favorite author, Nathaniel Olmstead. That's why moving to the small town of Gatesweed becomes a dream come tre when Eddie discovers that Olmstead lived there before mysteriously disappearing thirteen years ago. Even better, Eddie finds a handwritten, never-before-seen Nathaniel Olmstead book printed in code and befriends Harris, who's as much an Olmsteady as he is. But then the frightening creatures of Olmstead's books begins to show up in real life, and Eddie's dream turns into a nightmare. Eddie, Harris, and their new friend, Maggie, must break Olmstead's code, banish all gremlins and monster lake-dogs from the town of Gatesweed, and solve the mystery of the missing author, all before Eddie's mom finishes writing her own tale of terror and brings to life the scariest creature of all. (978-0-545-20725-7)
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