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Reviewed by Elise Towner for Readers' Favorite
The Bone Whisperer by DS Allen is a book I would recommend to preteens and young adults. Who doesn't like a murder mystery, buried treasure, and a paranormal experience? The story brought back childhood memories for me of campfires, burnt marshmallows, and the infamous “ghost stories” from summer camp. The plot is fast paced and intriguing. I especially enjoyed how the author discussed social issues involving the destruction of natural habitats, dealing with bullies, and standing up for what’s right despite opposition and consequences of such actions.
Make room Harry Potter for the adventures of George and Flanagan. The Bone Whisperer is book two in the series and definitely caught my eye as the type of mystery novel I would enjoy, and I was not disappointed. The story continues as more information is revealed about the hidden treasure in the Quarry, and George and Tam confront one another. Ivor and Ginger were cynical neighborhood bullies that George would never get rid of any time soon. Tender moments between George, Katie, and Dougie were very endearing as friends defending each other through thick and thin, especially after getting in trouble with the police.
This book was a real feel-good adventure. Although the sarcophagus seemed a bit out of place, the story was interesting, nonetheless. The author does an amazing job of describing the underground tunnels, the orb, and the mummified remains underneath RedHall Manor. If you enjoy watching movies like Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, you will definitely enjoy reading The Bone Whisperer. I look forward to the next book in this series.