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Carman, Patrick.
New York : Scholastic, 2009
IL 5-8, RL 5.2
ISBN 0545075661

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Another story told in two points of view, but not just another story. Ryan McCray, recovering from a nearly fatal accident, writes in his journal. Sarah Fincher boldly uses video and e-mail. Skeleton Creek, a small town in Oregon, has a mysterious past –something to do with the derelict, dilapidated dredge outside of town that was used by the New York Gold and Silver Company. Is it haunted? Ryan tells about Joe who died or was he murdered? Sarah in her video shows us his ghost. Something is not right even today. What is being covered up by the mysterious Crossbones Society? Ryan’s dad has secrets. Reading and watching this tale unfold
gives one chills. .  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award nominee, 2011)

Booktalk #2

Do you want a good scare?  An excuse to go on the internet? Then Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman is the book for you. The narrator Ryan and his best friend Sarah are forbidden to see each other because bad things seem to happen whenever they are together. The worst thing to happen was an accident at the dredge that may be haunted by a ghost or skeleton, but is it really a ghost or skeleton? Will Ryan and Sarah be allowed to see each other again? Will they catch the ghost or skeleton?  Or will it catch them? Find out by reading Skeleton Creek: Book 1. (Daniel Y.)

SUBJECTS:     Diaries -- Fiction.
                        Best friends -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Mystery and detective stories.
                        Horror stories.

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