I’m so excited to start Throwback Thursday! This meme is hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books. This is an amazing weekly meme dedicated to showcasing older titles that we miss and deserve to be put on others’ TBR piles.
My Pick of the Week:
Midnight For Charlie Bone By Jenny Nimmo Publication Date: March 1st 2003
A magical fantasy that is fast-paced and easy-to-read. Charlie Bone has a special gift- he can hear people in photographs talking.
The fabulous powers of the Red King were passed down through his descendants, after turning up quite unexpectedly, in someone who had no idea where they came from. This is what happened to Charlie Bone, and to some of the children he met behind the grim, gray walls of Bloor’s Academy.
Charlie Bone has discovered an unusual gift-he can hear people in photographs talking! His scheming aunts decide to send him to Bloor Academy, a school for genius’s where he uses his gifts to discover the truth despite all the dangers that lie ahead.
Though not ranking in My Top Ten, this series has still long been a favorite of mine. A first picked up this series about 2 years ago, and I loved it! A fun fantasy novel for Middle Grade audiences, Midnight For Charlie Bone is a really great book. I absolutely LOVED the characters, and the plot always kept me tearing through pages. The characters, though, were probably always my favorite part of the series. I recently started my little sister on these books, and she’s loving them. Slightly reminiscent of books such as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, it’s definitely a book aimed at younger audiences, but I think, honestly, anyone could enjoy these books.
If you have a younger sibling, or child, or just want a nice, fun, fantasy book to read – I highly recommend Midnight For Charlie Bone!