Review of Doll Bones by Holly Black

 

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Doll Bones by Holly Black

 

Zach, Poppy and Alice have been friends for ever. They love playing with their action figure toys, imagining a magical world of adventure and heroism. But disaster strikes when, without warning, Zach’s father throws out all his toys, declaring he’s too old for them. Zach is furious, confused and embarrassed, deciding that the only way to cope is to stop playing . . . and stop being friends with Poppy and Alice.

But one night the girls pay Zach a visit, and tell him about a series of mysterious occurrences. Poppy swears that she is now being haunted by a china doll – who claims that it is made from the ground-up bones of a murdered girl. They must return the doll to where the girl lived, and bury it. Otherwise the three children will be cursed for eternity . . .

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Holly Black & Susan Dennard at Mysterious Galaxy San Diego, CA

 

My husband and I took a short vacation to San Diego for our anniversary this year.  I had to look and see what book events were going on and found a great one that wasn’t happening here in Illinois.  Mysterious Galaxy had Susan Dennard and Holly Black on Friday February 16th, so we made sure to attend.

 

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Since we were on vacation, I didn’t think to write things down when we got back to the hotel.  So I don’t have a lot of details about the discussion to share.  I will mostly be sharing photos.

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