Skeleton Creek

Skeleton Creek

Book - 2009
Average Rating:
12
6
1
Rate this:
Although housebound following an eerie accident, teenaged Ryan continues to investigate the strange occurrences in his hometown of Skeleton Creek, recording his findings in a journal and viewing email video clips sent by fellow detective Sarah. The reader may view Sarah's videos on a website by using links and passwords found in the text.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780545075664
0545075661
Call Number: CARMAN
Characteristics: 185 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Horror fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Best friends -- Fiction.
Diaries -- Fiction.
Additional Contributors: Pease, Joshua - Illustrator

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

EvaELPL Jul 24, 2017

When Ryan wakes up in the hospital with a broken leg and an overwhelming sense of fear, he knows he's not done with the mystery that haunts his town of Skeleton Creek. Written in journal format and with multi-media web video tie-ins, this is a fun, spooky, and unique tween read, perfect for those young readers with nerves of steel.

a
arlo2006
Nov 14, 2015

this is a very creepy and good book.

t
Tuesday5
Jun 25, 2015

This horror story is suitable for young readers and includes links to online content (videos) as additional material to the storyline. It appears to be part of a series which must all be read to get the full storyline.

PimaLib_Teens Mar 19, 2015

I've read silly, funny, puzzling, police procedural and spooky mysteries. But I'm highlighting this mystery because of the way it employs mixed media.

Skeleton Creek is Ryan's journal. Ryan was in a mysterious accident at the dredge (a mysterious place), and shattered his leg, rendering him housebound. His best friend, Sarah, is still out and about, and while Ryan loves to write, Sarah loves to film. As you hit markers in the text, Ryan will send you to a website: http://www.sarahfincher.com/, where Sarah posts the videos she makes around town. Don't worry, you can't do much with this website unless you also have the passwords, which are sprinkled through the text.

While Ryan does write like a high school boy, the videos are deliciously creepy and the pacing is just right. Don't read (or watch) this at night!

v
Vanessa20034
Mar 14, 2015

You would really like this book if you read "Dartk Eden

o
OvergrownHobbit
Apr 16, 2014

This suspenseful book is exciting and fun, but it ends on a total cliff hanger! If you're checking it out, get the sequel (The Ghost in the Machine) at the same time, so you don't have to wait five days to find out what happens next, as I did.
You're welcome!

n
nimradar123
Jul 13, 2012

i thought it was really cool how there was a website and you got to watch videos as parts of the books. I loves this series i wish there were more books like this #imagineteencontest

i
IdiotKilljoy38
Jan 22, 2012

i agree this book is awesome, but after i watched 2 of the videos i was scared to death! can someone tell me what happens after the book finishes?

h
Hamdiaa
Dec 24, 2011

this book was awesome from reading it to watching the freaky videos

s

k

e

l

e

t

o

n

C

r

e

e

k

k
Khekabeka
Nov 22, 2011

This was a fantastic new twist to writing. I thoroughly enjoyed the journey from computer to book.

I truely believe this may be the next wave of reading, a way to keep the computer and paper age together.

A youthful read, a fast read but there is potential for ALL writiers to take their que here.

Excellent Book concept

View All Comments

Age

Add Age Suitability

b
blue_monkey_1681
Mar 19, 2016

blue_monkey_1681 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 1

a
arlo2006
Nov 14, 2015

arlo2006 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

y
yahya1000
Mar 23, 2014

yahya1000 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

c
Chang Shu
Jun 21, 2012

Chang Shu thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Red_Cobra_34 Mar 15, 2012

Red_Cobra_34 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and under

LocketLibrarian May 05, 2011

LocketLibrarian thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at GCPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top