When you sneak out to a quarry in the middle of the night with your friend and break your leg in the process, life takes a turn for the worse. Ryan is stuck in bed with the cast on his leg and his parents have decided he can't spend time with his friend Sarah for a while. But Sarah is determined to find out what is going on out there and whether or not they have just had a run in with the ghost of a man named Joe Bush. I have to admit the whole leg in a cast thing made me think of the Alfred Hitchcock movie, Rear Window. The eeriness and the suspense build as Ryan creeps around his house trying to gather clues about his father's involvement in this edgy plot and as Sarah emails videos from her webcam that ratchet up the sense of danger. Is someone trying to kill them? Do they know too much? The metallic bangs were sending a message after all...who is the alchemist? This is a great suspense thriller. Kids who can't get enough of "scary" may enjoy going on line to sarahfincher.com to using the passwords given in the book. Great for 10-13 year olds.
Skeleton Creek: Ryan's JournalHot
This is a awesome book! I like the progress that leads to the climax of the story, it never gets boring. I absolutely recommend this to anyone age 14-25, it's suitable for older too, but definitely not younger. There's a bunch of difficult parts I didn't understand myself.