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The Whispering Skull: Lockwood & Co., Book 2

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Excellent ghost-hunting series stays super scary.

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age 10+

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age 10+

Spooky Fun

Yes it is spooky but it is geared for the 10+ group. I agree the writing is a bit more challenging than other books at this age level but it isn't a difficult read. I will say if you have a child who is already timid about the dark, this is not a book for them.

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Lockwood & Co. is the perfect series for kids who live for the scary stuff and for parents who worry that R. L. Stine is going to rot their little zombie-lovers' brains. The writing is fantastic and even builds vocabulary -- and not only by adding creepy words such as "catafalque." There's a great mix of scares, deadpan humor, and fast-paced adventure once the long and many-layered climax gets rolling.

It's the characters who get even the most skittish readers in the haunted house. We know Lucy can hold her own, especially in THE WHISPERING SKULL, where she's more confident about her gifts. And we know that overly optimistic Lockwood will always make the right flashy quip to break the tension before he wields his rapier with ease. After a lot of nail-biting mixed with laughter and a shocking reveal at the end, kids will be lining up to join Lockwood & Co. on their next adventure.

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