The next instalment of Lockwood&Co has been a good read this week. The first one has been very eagerly received by the pupils in Year 5/6 I've been working with this week. They're all itching to read the first one-in fact I better get hold of some more copies. They really liked the sound of it AND the look of it too.
'The Whispering Skull' is a fast paced, suspenseful where you get to know Lucy, George and Anthony Lockwood a little bit more. I really liked the characters in the first book and the dynamics between them-there's lots of humour in the book again too. It would definitely appeal to 10+ as I said above it certainly does to the ones I know! We find out more about the skull housed in Lockwood's house, see more of the character's world. There's some interesting new characters including a mud larker along the Thames which I could imagine really week having been along the little beaches recently. Rivalry with the largest 'Fittes' agency abounds in the book.
It's a scary read (but not too much because there's lots of quips and put downs between the characters to relieve the tension) with enough mystery to keep you hooked. Get reading!