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Phineas Rigormortis Bean has the unusual dilemma of being the only living soul trapped in the Afterlife. Inheriting his mysterious power of communing with the dead, he must rescue his recently departed parents, uncover the secrets of a cryptic amulet, and reveal his ...
Phineas Rigormortis Bean has the unusual dilemma of being the only living soul trapped in the Afterlife. Inheriting his mysterious power of communing with the dead, he must rescue his recently departed parents, uncover the secrets of a cryptic amulet, and reveal his family's dark past. Turning eleven was more of an adventure than he bargained for.
The Short Death of Phineas Bean is a morbidly quirky novel gears toward middle grade to adult readers. Set in the genre of dark fantasy it is tonally similar to the Harry Potter Series.
Posted May 3, 2011
"Phineas is excited about his upcoming Birthday. A Birthday he's sure to never forget as a horrible 'accident' at an amusement park he and his family went to claims all of their lives. Or so everyone thinks.
Phineas embarks on a journey through the Afterlife only to find out he's still alive and that his family has a secret to kill for. It's all up to Phineas to save himself from his Uncles and save his parents in the Afterlife."
I really enjoyed this book more so than I thought I would.
The book, obviously, is aimed at a young audience. Phineas is an 11 year old. I thought, hmm, this may be a little TOO young for me. But it's not.
Phineas is not the average 11 year old. Well, clearly since he is alive in the afterlife. I really ended up liking Phineas and his young friend.
The story was well written. The characters were very well developed. There was such a mixture of mystery, humor, friendship, love.. the book encompassed so much.
The only downside I could come up with is that I wanted more. That's not a bad down side for a book to have. I really hope that there is more from Phineas Bean.
If you are looking for a light read with a good story this is a book you NEED to pick this book up.
Reviewer for 1000 + Books to Read