Saturday, July 30, 2011

Book Review: Sally's Bones by MacKenzie Cadenhead

Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 176 pages

Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (September 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1402259433
ISBN-13: 978-1402259432
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Sally is a quirky character who loves Death Rock and faded blue jeans. She fits in better with the Addams Family than with a clique of catty sixth grade girls. After her mother's death, grief-stricken Sally begs for death... and death is exactly what she gets: a tail-wagging skeleton dog called Bones. A gift from beyond the grave, Bones is a dreadfully delicious girl's best friend. In this cleverly written, alliterative tale the town's bones go missing and everyone blames Bones. Sally must solve the mystery to save her cadaverous canine from puppy prison.

This book was super fun and funny! I liked Sally Simplesmith's character and LOVED Bones the dead dog. This was a detective book, so I was happy to see that Sally and Bones worked together very well. Bones always knew what to do, he was really the smart one. I loved all the names of the characters in this book like of course, Sally Simplesmith and her father Seymour. Then there's Viola Vanderperfect, haha Vanderperfect. Guess what she wasn't so perfect, kinda bratty. Viola had a dog named Princess Poopsy. Too funny.

Well, if you like a good, who stole what? dedetective mystery, then check this one out. It's a good one!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would love to rea this book.

Amazing review.