Friday, February 6, 2009

Read it! Watch it! Love it!

Today you are all in for a treat. Today is the day I tell you about the book I just can't quit yammering on about. :)

Skelton Creek
by Patrick Carman

Something is going on in Skeleton Creek and Ryan and Sarah are looking for answers. Ryan and Sarah have been best friends for years, and together they always seem to find trouble. This time they've gone too far. Their parents have forbidden them to see or speak with each other. Ryan's parents have gone so far as to threaten to move away if they catch Ryan communicating with Sarah.

Despite their parents' orders Ryan and Sarah are not finished investigating. Stuck home with a broken leg, Ryan is writing everything he finds down in his journal, while Sarah is filming everything she can.
Skeleton Creek is more than just a book, it's a whole new kind of reading experience. The book itself is Ryan's journal entries. Ryan writes everything including the passwords Sarah gives him to view her videos. For the reader this means that you too can go online to see what Sarah has uncovered this time. I love the interactive nature of this story. I was hooked from the first page. Sarah's videos held me spellbound, it was easy to forget that Skeleton Creek was just a story.

Patrick Carman's Skeleton Creek will be in stores on Tuesday, this is a title that you really need to rush out and get right away. Seriously, and tell you friends, I've already told all of mine (and I think they want me to shut up now).

Read it! Watch it! Love it!
And now for your viewing pleasure I have both the trailer for this amazing book, and a sample of one of the videos Sarah sends to Ryan. Enjoy!


C.J. Redwine said...

Genius idea!! And the sample video left me with chills. :) Can't wait to read this one.

HeatherMarie said...

Tell me about it. The first time I saw that video I nearly jumped out of my skin.

Tami Klockau said...

Interesting idea. I still need to watch the videos (I'm at work and my headphones aren't plugged into the computer). When I first heard about this, my first thoughts were "gimmick". I don't know if it's because I'm not a teen anymore, but it reminded me of The Blair Witch Projects when I was younger (which I wasn't a fan of). I read books to get away from the computer (or one reason), not bring me back to it. I'll now admit, because of your review, I'll look more into it and give it a chance. Thanks!