Ryan McCray has been in some sort of accident, and now he's injured and
lying in bed all day, writing in his journal. He got in some sort of
trouble while investigating an old dredge, and broke his leg and his
arm. He's banned from communicating with his friend Sarah, who got him
into trouble in the first place, but he's found ways around this.
In the town of
Skeleton Creek, there's nothing good around except for an abandoned gold dredge, haunted by
the legend of a ghost. At least, they think it's a legend. But when
Sarah sees something terrifying in the window of the old dredge one
night, she and Ryan are on a wild ride to something that's more horrific and
terrifying than they can ever imagine. This unique and thrilling book is
great for internet geeks and book geeks alike.
What's good and unique about Skeleton Creek? This book combines the
world of the internet and the classic world of book reading into something new. At
certain specified points in the book, you have to go online and watch a
video to continue. These videos are meant to give you the chills, and a
lot of them will make you jump. Following the ghost hidden in
the videos and different easter eggs hidden throughout
the website, you might just find something that will lead you to the
answer of Skeleton Creek.
This book is really good and will keep you engrossed until the very end, leaving you with a cliffhanger and
hungry for more. Skeleton Creek is the name of the first
book in the series, and then comes Ghost in the Machine and the newly
released The Crossbones. My favorite part of these books is they
keep you interested with easy to read, low-level vocabulary. Although
there are some parts of the plot in this series that are left open, I still consider them exceptionally good.
Skeleton Creek is a good, short read for people who love a good thriller. This book doesn't
just have videos that'll make you jump and scream and shriek, it will
also keep you up at night, wondering if the ghost of old Joe Bush is
standing outside of your window, watching you. Although this book is
meant for children, I felt more of a teenage vibe in the feel of it.
This is an I-can't-stop-reading-until-it's-over-because-the-suspense-of-not-knowing-what-will-happen-is-killing-me sort of book. Patrick Carman's best work so far, I recommend Skeleton Creek to teenagers who like horror.