August 6, 2018

MMGM: Spoglight on Bone Hollow by Kim Ventrella

Marvelous Middle-Grade Monday is hosted by Greg 

at Always in the Middle.

As a middle school media specialist, middle-grade books have a very special place in my heart.  I don't always feel they get the recognition they deserve, so I know want to do my part to promote them!For MMGM, on Monday bloggers promote middle-grade books.  For me, that might mean a review or a spotlight.  

To see other middle-grade books, check out Always in the Middle for links! 

Today I'm spotlighting:

Gabe knows it was foolish to save that chicken. On the roof. In the middle of a storm. Yet Gabe also knows that his guardian, Ms. Cleo, loves the chicken more than him. After falling off the roof, Gabe wakes up to find his neighbors staring at him tearfully. To his confusion, none of them seem to hear Gabe speak. It's almost as if they think he's dead. But Gabe's NOT dead. He feels fine! So why does everyone scream in terror when he shows up to his own funeral? 

Gabe flees with his dog, Ollie, the only creature who doesn't tremble at the sight of him. So when a mysterious girl named Wynne offers to let Gabe stay at her cozy house in a misty clearing, he gratefully accepts. Yet Wynne disappears from Bone Hollow for long stretches of time, and when a suspicious Gabe follows her, he makes a mind-blowing discovery. Wynne is Death and has been for thousands of years. Even more shocking . . . she's convinced that Gabe is destined to replace her.

This book just sounds really good.  Such an interesting concept - especially with Wynne as Death.  I know this book wouldn't be for every middle school student, but I know some would be super interested in it.  I'd recommend this to my students that enjoy spooky books and are ready to move into something more.  I think this sounds like it would have some spookiness, but yet more. 

Sidenote: I LOVE this cover!!!  Just love it!  

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That sounds interesting. I have a granddaughter who loves spooky books. Thanks for telling me about it.