Book Reviews of Charlie Bone and the Time Twister (Children of the Red King, Bk 2)

Charlie Bone and the Time Twister (Children of the Red King, Bk 2)
Charlie Bone and the Time Twister - Children of the Red King, Bk 2
Author: Jenny Nimmo
ISBN-13: 9780439496889
ISBN-10: 0439496888
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 402
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 81 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
my kids really liked this one
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Helpful Score: 2
My son read this book and he truly enjoyed it.

According to my son, it is similar to Harry Potter. It has the right mixture of comedy, action and suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat.
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Helpful Score: 2
In this sequel to Midnight for Charlie Bone (Scholastic, 2003), Nimmo continues the saga of the endowed descendants of the Red King, who attend a very Hogwarts-like boarding school called Bloor's Academy. "The Time Twister," a marblelike ball with the power to transport people through time, brings Henry Yewbeam from 1916 to present day Bloor's. His evil, scheming cousin Ezekiel, who was responsible for sending him to the future, is still alive, and Charlie Bone must protect Henry and find a way to send him back into the past. This is a breezy read, even at its 400-page length. Sadly, there are plot elements that seem to come totally out of the blue or that just don't make sense. The power with which each individual child is endowed, such as the ability to create storms or to transform into a bird, seems arbitrarily created to provide dramatic rescues. A painting of a wizard named Skarpo is left for Charlie by one of his aunts. As readers of the first book know, Charlie can hear voices in pictures, and they now discover that he can actually enter them as well. Oddly, Henry seems unfazed by his trip through time and by the modern world. The unexpected plot twist at the end is strangely unclimactic, and seems to pass by so quickly that any sense of triumph at the outcome is lost. Charlie Bone is a likable character to whom kids will turn to for a fix after they've finished the latest Harry Potter for the fifth time. For libraries where fantasy is popular.
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Helpful Score: 2
If a person can stop seeing the similarities between these books and Harry Potter, they're not too bad. Although, since the world of Charlie Bone incorporates the "real" world with some magic, I don't know why no one thinks to call the police when children are being abused or crimes are being committed. Little plot-holes like that drive me nuts sometimes as I read this, but since I did want to find out what happen, I kept reading. Overall, not a bad book because you can forgive its discrepancies for an overall creative story.
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Helpful Score: 1
Even though this series was written for the younger set I still enjoy it very much.It is a relaxing weekend read-AND its a mystery as well. Where is Charlies dad? Will they ever find him-I have to know!!!
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In this second book of the series, you'll jump right into Charlie's lastest dilemma of keeping a time-lost boy from falling into the hands of the bad guys.
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Charlie hopes that a new term at Bloors Academy will hold no nasty surprises. But then Henry Yewbeam appears, twisted through time from the icey winter of 1916.
With the sceaming Yewbeam aunts on the prowl, and the Bloors out to catch him, Henry will need Charlie's help just to stay alive. Bloor's Academy can be a very dangerous place...
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Excellent book, my son and I listened together!
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My 11 year old daughter loves these books. She says they are similar to the Lemony Snicket books. Finally it has made her interested in reading, I am thrilled!
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Great follow up to book one. The story gets more involved and harder to put down. Love It!
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This is book number 2 and is a wonderful seriers, of adventure and suspense, kind of like a cliff hanger wondering what is going to happen next. This is an excellent book spoken by a 13yr old, who loves to go on adventures in the book.
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Time is running out for Charlie Bone. Charlie hopes that the new term at Bloor's Academy will hold no nasty surprises. But then Henry Yewbeam appears, twisted through time from the icy winter of 1916. With the scheming Yewbeam aunts on the prowl, and the Bloors out to catch him, Henry will need Charlie's help just to stay alive. Bloor's Academy can be a very dangerous place...
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Book number two in the series.
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very good book
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In book 2 of the Charlie Bone series, the author really hits her stride and makes a clean break from all the glaring similarities with Harry Potter. Yes, he's still a boy at a special boarding school with messy hair and a best friend at school with flaming red hair. But the Charlie Bone books cover only one term instead of one semester, there is not a single over-arching bad guy, and he has many friends who are each major characters in their own right. Great reading for kids, and an enjoyable way for an adult to pass an afternoon too.
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These books about Charlie bones adventures are fun to read. My 5th grade class loves them
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Charlie hopes that the new term at Bloor's Academy will hold no nasty surprises. But then Henry yewbeam appears, twisted through time from the icy winter of 1916.
With the scheming Yewbeams aunts on the prowl, and the Blors out th catch him, Henry will need Charlie's help just to stay alive. Bloor's Academy can ve very dangerous place....
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I was impressed with the first book in the series and am also enjoying the second. I've been reading it aloud to my 9-year-old son, who seems to like this one better than the first, and it's all I can do not to take it into my room after he goes to bed, because I want to keep reading.
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If a person can stop seeing the similarities between these books and Harry Potter, they're not too bad. Although, since the world of Charlie Bone incorporates the "real" world with some magic, I don't know why no one thinks to call the police when children are being abused or crimes are being committed. Little plot-holes like that drive me nuts sometimes as I read this, but since I did want to find out what happen, I kept reading. Overall, not a bad book because you can forgive its discrepancies for an overall creative story.
reviewed Charlie Bone and the Time Twister (Children of the Red King, Bk 2) on + 1756 more book reviews
If a person can stop seeing the similarities between these books and Harry Potter, they're not too bad. Although, since the world of Charlie Bone incorporates the "real" world with some magic, I don't know why no one thinks to call the police when children are being abused or crimes are being committed. Little plot-holes like that drive me nuts sometimes as I read this, but since I did want to find out what happen, I kept reading. Overall, not a bad book because you can forgive its discrepancies for an overall creative story.
reviewed Charlie Bone and the Time Twister (Children of the Red King, Bk 2) on + 1756 more book reviews
If a person can stop seeing the similarities between these books and Harry Potter, they're not too bad. Although, since the world of Charlie Bone incorporates the "real" world with some magic, I don't know why no one thinks to call the police when children are being abused or crimes are being committed. Little plot-holes like that drive me nuts sometimes as I read this, but since I did want to find out what happen, I kept reading. Overall, not a bad book because you can forgive its discrepancies for an overall creative story.
reviewed Charlie Bone and the Time Twister (Children of the Red King, Bk 2) on + 1756 more book reviews
If a person can stop seeing the similarities between these books and Harry Potter, they're not too bad. Although, since the world of Charlie Bone incorporates the "real" world with some magic, I don't know why no one thinks to call the police when children are being abused or crimes are being committed. Little plot-holes like that drive me nuts sometimes as I read this, but since I did want to find out what happen, I kept reading. Overall, not a bad book because you can forgive its discrepancies for an overall creative story.
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excellant book. i have read every one in the series
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If a person can stop seeing the similarities between these books and Harry Potter, they're not too bad. Although, since the world of Charlie Bone incorporates the "real" world with some magic, I don't know why no one thinks to call the police when children are being abused or crimes are being committed. Little plot-holes like that drive me nuts sometimes as I read this, but since I did want to find out what happen, I kept reading. Overall, not a bad book because you can forgive its discrepancies for an overall creative story.
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This is book 2 of the series. I have posted book 1 Midnight for Charlie Bone and book 3 Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy also
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Good book....perfect condition :) enjoy