The Raven (Skeleton Creek Series #4)

The Raven (Skeleton Creek Series #4)

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by Patrick Carman
     
 

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Part text, part video, all spine-tingling mystery. Patrick Carman's Skeleton Creek returns to thrill. Strange things happen in Skeleton Creek - and when they do, Ryan writes them down and Sarah captures them on video. They've solved old mysteries. They've followed clues all over the country and underground. They've investigated secret societies. They've found their… See more details below

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Part text, part video, all spine-tingling mystery. Patrick Carman's Skeleton Creek returns to thrill. Strange things happen in Skeleton Creek - and when they do, Ryan writes them down and Sarah captures them on video. They've solved old mysteries. They've followed clues all over the country and underground. They've investigated secret societies. They've found their answers. Or so they thought. Because there are still some secrets that Ryan and Sarah haven't uncovered yet. And there's still a shadowy figure standing in their path...someone who doesn't want Ryan and Sarah digging up any more of the past.

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Children's Literature - Judy Silverman
This is probably one of the strangest books I have ever read. We do not know who Ryan is or why whatever is happening is so important that he keeps a journal, but he is in a lot of trouble. Apparently he has found some long-lost documents by Edgar Allan Poe; he has only told one person—his best friend Sarah Fincher—about them, but now someone or something seems to be following him. Is it a ghost? Is it the strange figure in a black cape who shows up everywhere Ryan goes? And what on earth are the "clues" he keeps finding, the numbers and sketches that have no meaning to him? Sarah cannot help him because she is at camp in California, learning to make documentary videos. They communicate by e-mail and the occasional phone call. As Ryan begins to decipher the clues, the reader begins to get caught up in the story. This is where I began to have trouble; I realized that I may not be the right person to review this book. We are expected not only to be computer-savvy, but to have a laptop, and a smart phone, and know how to use them, and to be on line constantly, ready at a moment's notice to type SARAH FINCHER into our browser, use the password indicated, see the video, and somehow relate it to the book. The videos are very dark—literally, hard to see as well as difficult to interpret. A lot of action has occurred before this book begins, unfortunately, because we have no idea what has happened. Recommended, but to fans of the genre. Number 4 of the "Skeleton Creek" series. Reviewer: Judy Silverman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545388528
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Series:
Skeleton Creek Series , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
129,736
File size:
8 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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