The doll on the cover of Doll Bones by Holly Black is as deliciously creepy as it appears. As the story progresses, secrets are revealed, theories are confirmed, and strange happenings are not completely explained, making the doll that sends these three friends on an impossible quest even creepier.
It is a fun adventure born from the imaginations of children. There are some scary moments when we remember how young these characters are, like on the bus in the night. As they trudge along, these friends face the perils of their adventure and the very real issue of growing up and getting too old for play.
It is a satisfying read worthy of its Newbery Honor in 2014.