Doll Bones, Holly Black


What would you do if your best friend started talking about a ghost? Poppy, Alice and Zach have played one continuous game forever. Or maybe a bit shorter… The game takes place in a world with pirates, burglars, mermaids, warriors. But ruling over them is The Great Queen, a bone china doll locked up in a cabinet. Cursing all who displease her. But when Poppy starts dreaming of the ghost girl Eleanor who’s bones were turned into the doll, maybe their adventure is only starting.

I loved this book because its very creepy and suspenseful. The book starts out as a middle school drama, but ends as something much more.

Here’s what Goodreads has to say;

Zach, Poppy and Alice have been friends for ever. They love playing with their action figure toys, imagining a magical world of adventure and heroism. But disaster strikes when, without warning, Zach’s father throws out all his toys, declaring he’s too old for them. Zach is furious, confused and embarrassed, deciding that the only way to cope is to stop playing . . . and stop being friends with Poppy and Alice. But one night the girls pay Zach a visit, and tell him about a series of mysterious occurrences. Poppy swears that she is now being haunted by a china doll – who claims that it is made from the ground-up bones of a murdered girl. They must return the doll to where the girl lived, and bury it. Otherwise the three children will be cursed for eternity . . .