Thursday, May 15, 2014

Doll Bones by Holly Black

Zach, Poppy and Alice have been friends for years and spend their free time playing pirates, thieves and warriors with their action figures, always overseen by the Doll Queen in her cabinet.  When they enter middle school Zach's father becomes uncomfortable with his son's games and throws away all of his figures.  It appears that the friendship is over and the friends will drift apart until Poppy claims that she has been having dreams about the Doll Queen.  Poppy believes that the Queen is asking her to be buried in a graveyard several towns away.  Zach and Alice reluctantly go along on the quest to find the gravesite and put the doll to rest but they encounter some things that make them wonder if Poppy might be telling the truth.  This book has great reviews but this won't be one of them.