Midnight for Charlie Bone

Midnight for Charlie Bone

Book - 2006
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Ten-year-old Charlie Bone discovers he has a gift that allows him to hear people in photographs talking. When his scheming aunts find out they decide to send him to Bloor Academy, a school for geniuses, where he uses his gifts to discover the truth despite all the dangers that lie ahead.
Publisher: London : Egmont, 2006, c2002
ISBN: 9781405225434
1405225432
Branch Call Number: J FIC Nimmo 3558jv 1
Characteristics: 345 p. --

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hrhkatharine Jul 25, 2017

This is a great series for fans of Harry Potter!

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tqrqtqrq
Mar 20, 2017

This is one of my 2 favourite series. I love it!!!!

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Hafsa_HP_EXO1236
Jul 10, 2015

A wonderful concept and great plot with characters that are each distinct with something special that just adds to the interesting mix of this series! I recommend this to anyone who enjoys fiction, magical mystery and anyone who liked the Harry Potter series! <3

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red_shark_528
Feb 11, 2015

Great series! I would definitely recommend it to people who like Harry Potter, for it has a similar story but different enough to be original.

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7vic
Mar 20, 2014

one of my favourite books ever
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Legomyeggo33
Jun 08, 2012

I love this book. The characters and the plot are fantastic. I would definitely recommend for readers to be patient if they got bored with this book since it gets more interesting as the series goes along (more characters to meet and more problems). Great read!

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Engelmacher
Jan 05, 2012

The writing style is stilted and awkward sometimes, but the concept and characters are FANTASTIC. Recommended!

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jlaha
Jan 05, 2012

My nine year old son really loves this series. After reading the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson series, he dove right into Jenny Nimmo's fantastic Charlie Bone series. He will be onto number 8 very soon. He also enjoys me reading it aloud, as well as reading it independently.

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fumiaxana1998
Jun 25, 2011

Pretty good read as far as I am concerned but it can get a little cliche after a while. Overall ot is a very good book.

unreg_73315112 Sep 03, 2010

Great start to a fun series. Charlie Bone is an Endowed child with a very different power. He also has an interesting, and often dangerous, group of relatives.

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fumiaxana1998
Jun 26, 2011

This is the first book in the Charlie Bone series. Charllie Bone is a ten year old boy who lives with his mother. His father has dissapeared under mysterious circumstances. The book is about Charlie getting magical powers and him going to an academy for special children. In Bloor's Academy, Chalie meets some strange people who also have powers like him. This book has twists and turns you don't expect. It was a wonderful read.

KidsLit Dec 14, 2009

Ten yr old Charlie Bone doesn’t realize he’s inherited his family’s magical powers until one day he hears the conversation of people in a photograph. When his nasty Grandma Bone and evil aunts discover his gift they immediately enrole him in Bloor’s Academy-a school for gifted and magical students.
Charlie is soon embroiled in a magical adventure that will hopefully take him one step closer to finding out what happened to his dad.
This series features a cast of wonderful characters.
Manfred Bloor-nasty head-boy who can hypnotize anyone foolish enough to look him in the eye
Gabriel Silk-a friend of Charlie’s who can ‘hear’ what clothes have to say (like the time Charlie’s missing dad’s tie told him he wasn’t dead-just ‘lost’)
Billy Raven-An orphaned boy, neither nor evil, who can speak with animals

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