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Midnight for Charlie Bone (Children of the Red King Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Good for Middle Schoolers

Reading this series in the fifth grade and love it. But now in ninth grade it's kinda silly and cliche in someparts. The Aunts and Grandma Bone seemed very silly-mean and the plot is very obivous and written with not enough details. But otherwise I loved this book serie...
Reading this series in the fifth grade and love it. But now in ninth grade it's kinda silly and cliche in someparts. The Aunts and Grandma Bone seemed very silly-mean and the plot is very obivous and written with not enough details. But otherwise I loved this book series it's characters are cool and fun. I would recommended it to fifth graders and middle schoolers but not high schoolers or it will loose it's magic with you. But great series and a well memberable one at thar.

posted by AlyssWinterGurrl on January 2, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Haven't read it yet

well, looking at the several summaries, it looks like a serious Harry Potter imitation. I mean, a boy of eleven, doesn't know his father, has messy hair, discovers he has magical powers, then goes to a school for magic, where they eat at the house tables, in front of t...
well, looking at the several summaries, it looks like a serious Harry Potter imitation. I mean, a boy of eleven, doesn't know his father, has messy hair, discovers he has magical powers, then goes to a school for magic, where they eat at the house tables, in front of the staff table, they sleep in dormitories, and soon Charlie discovers that he has a 'saving-people-.' I haven't read it yet, but it's starting to give me a bad impression. But I'm not going to judge a book by its cover, or its summary I guess i should say. P.S. I only put one star because I haven't read it yet.

posted by Anonymous on June 22, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2006

    Haven't read it yet

    well, looking at the several summaries, it looks like a serious Harry Potter imitation. I mean, a boy of eleven, doesn't know his father, has messy hair, discovers he has magical powers, then goes to a school for magic, where they eat at the house tables, in front of the staff table, they sleep in dormitories, and soon Charlie discovers that he has a 'saving-people-.' I haven't read it yet, but it's starting to give me a bad impression. But I'm not going to judge a book by its cover, or its summary I guess i should say. P.S. I only put one star because I haven't read it yet.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 19, 2009

    Harry Potter Wannabe, through and through

    This book was complete garbage to me. Every single aspect of it was derived from Harry Potter. Jenny Nimmo should've been sued.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2005

    Terrible & Disappointing

    I have read hundreds of books in my life, and I have got to say that this was probably one of the most disappointing. When I first picked up this book, I assumed it would be good since it is so highly recommended. Howevever, I found myself terribly mistaken. This book is nothing compared to Harry Potter. The plot is extremely predictable,there is no suspense,the characters are not developed.... What is the point of being endowed when Charlie hardly uses his powers? Who is Charlie's father? I could have figured that out half way through the book! Anyone who enjoys a book that pulls you into the story, should not give this book a minute of your time.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2005

    Copycat!

    this book is a total copycat! they say if you like Harry Potter, you should read this book, well, this is Harry Potter! C'mon! Charlie has a nasty realative, finds he has Magical powers, and goes to a speacial school! His best friend is totaly Ron weasly. If you want to read this book, read Harry Potter instead.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2004

    Charlie Bone A Waste of Time

    I just finished reading Charlie Bone, and I was disappointed. The book was very dull, with little character development. It had a good story but Jenny Nimmo put it together poorly. I mean..Mr. Ominous and the three flame cats? The characters were not portrayed or described. Bloors Academy should have been better described. Charlies time at school was not explained and it got boring. I'm still not understandng the whole idea of 'endowed' people, or the Red King. It went too fast in the story. Jenny Nimmo creates a vague, boring setting, and it wasn't really a 'mystery'. I rolled my eyes most of the time as I noticed words like 'prefect' and 'magic'. This book is nothing compared to Harry Potter, and needs to be more original. I didn't get the ending. And the exerpt from 'The Time Twister' was actually funny. I don't think I'll be reading the 2nd book. To tell you the truth, it was terrible. I don't reccomend this book. If you've never read Harry Potter I reccomend that.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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