Skeleton Man

Written by Joseph Bruchac • Illustrated by Joseph Bruchac

Reviewed by Alaira G. (age 9)

Molly's parents went out. She fell asleep and when she woke up, she found out that her parents were gone. Then her uncle came to get her to go live with him, but he was not really her uncle. When he fed her, he put drugs in the food. He always locked her door at night. When she went to sleep, she had a dream about a rabbit with the Skeleton Man in the dream. Then she found out that there were cameras in the house. Then she went into the shed in the back yard and pushed a wall. It opened, and she went in. She found her parents in there and then she freed them. She heard the Skeleton Man coming, so she ran into the woods! What happens next?

My favorite part of this story was when she ran in the woods to get away from the Skeleton Man. I liked this part because it made me excited. I thought she would get away. This book is special because Molly went through all that stuff. She is like me, because we both stand up for ourselves. I think these illustrations are cool because they helped me to see the story in my head better.

I recommend this book because it was a thrilling story. I think people eight years old and up could read it to themselves.

Alaira G. is a student in Mrs. Weidemann's 2nd/3rd Grade Class
2004-2005