Skeleton Man

Written by Joseph Bruchac • Illustrated by Joseph Bruchac

Reviewed by Madison G. (age 9)

This story is about a girl named Molly and her so-called uncle, the Skeleton Man. It started out when Molly came home and her parents were gone. So a few days later, her so-called uncle came and got her. She tried not to go to bed that night, but she did. The next day for breakfast, her so-called uncle put drugs in her breakfast. He did that almost every day. That made her feel very sick. Then she went to school. At school she always told about her so-called uncle, but nobody believed her. One day she went in the computer room and she saw a camera and pictures of her mom and dad all tied up in the shed. Then she threw a rock at the window. Her so-called uncle went in the house to see what was going on. Molly went inside the shed in the back year, and she found her dad. Then her so-called uncle tried to grab her but she ducked and ran into the woods. Will she really help her parents? To find out what's next, read "Skeleton Man".

I think "Skeleton Man" was a good book. I liked it because Molly did all the things by herself. My favorite part was when Molly found her parents because then I knew where her parents were. That was what I wondered about through the whole book. My favorite character was Molly because she was very smart. I do not like the Skeleton Man because he was mean to Molly, like when he put drugs in her food.

I recommend this book because it is a great book! It will make you want to keep reading. I think seven to twelve- year-olds could read it on their own.

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