Reviews written by Haley Paulsen

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February 06, 2012
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
A terrible secret from the past

The basic plot is that a couple of high school kids (and their parents) move from big city California to small town Texas, and find out that they are living in the town's haunted house. Chris, the protagonist, takes on the task of investigating the ghost. Helping him are his...

February 06, 2012
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Fun and not just for kids

Skulduggery Pleasant is like reading the secret dream of a bored teenager... imagine that one day you found out that you're descended from ancient sorcerers and have powers of your own, and that there's a mysterious benefactor willing to take you on as an apprentice in this whole new world....

February 06, 2012
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Interesting take on HS and diversity

I liked this book -- a lot, actually. It's a good treatment of the issues that mixed-race kids -- especially those with middle eastern backgrounds -- face, especially since 9/11. The characters were strong and realistic, as was the dialog, and I was interested to see where everyone ended up...

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