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Children of the Red King 2, Mystery thriller fiction book, 6th grade and up....

Title : Charlie Bone and the Time Twister
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ISBN : 9780439496889
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 402 Pages
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Charlie Bone and the Time Twister Reviews

  • Larissa
    2019-03-02 08:59

    Good book. Unfortunately, not as good as the first book. It did have a "very nice personal moment" with the strange piano teacher Mr.Pilgim, that I really enjoyed .

  • Amanda Trumpower
    2019-03-12 09:02

    As I've said, I *really* want to like this series. I love spec-fic set in a boarding school. But this one....this one had some major issues I struggled to forgive. My biggest beef is how absurd the character's reactions are to practically anything.Oh, there's a (view spoiler)[ten year old boy who's just been living up in the attic for years, avoiding these terrible people and not running away because of a flimsy line of reasoning? (hide spoiler)]A beautiful little girl is (view spoiler)[discovered to be a thousand year old witch-hag, but students still go with it when the little girl comes to their classes? (hide spoiler)]Charlie's uncle is made deathly ill by his evil grandmother, and their solution is to just let him lie in his room IN THE SAME HOUSE AS THE WOMAN WHO TRIED TO KILL HIM and hope he gets better?!?The girlfriend of Charlie's uncle is scared away by one mean thing the grandmother says, never thinking to investigate the strange going-ons, never thinking to sneak past the grandma to check on things?Charlie's own mother just puts up with the constant danger Charlie is in because she lets people who HATE HIM and want to CONTROL HIM or KILL HIM come in and out of the house as they please?!?There's so much more. Teachers disappear. Kids disappear. Kids are attacked, bitten, tied up, and threatened at school yet never once do they call the police and never once do they refuse to go back to the school, NEVER MIND THEY ARE FREE TO LEAVE EVERY WEEKEND.I smiled at a fair amount of dialogue and laughed a few times. It really is a cute concept. But the characterization and reaction of the characters make the whole thing feel like an absurdist farce rather than immersion into another world. Disappointing.

  • Nicole
    2019-03-10 11:17

    This was a great continuation to the series and more is starting to come out about Charlie's missing father, although, again, I think it's pretty obvious to adults reading it where he is. There's enough going on in the story that you don't think too much about his dad, though. This is a fun, fast-paced, fantasy series that's not quite as serious as Harry Potter but is a good place for younger kids to start before getting into the Harry Potter books, which I think are pretty heavy for them.

  • Furrawn
    2019-03-17 15:56

    I’ve just read this book for the second time. I don’t think Jenny Nimmo’s books are very well known here in the states. The books are immersive and quite wonderful.Very different from Harry Potter... and yet, if you love HP, you should give this series a try.These books are perfect for a Netflix series... just sayin’.

  • Rida
    2019-03-01 13:57

    Great book love it =)

  • Carolyn
    2019-03-03 10:59

    i liked this book out of the whole series. I don't know why but it was my type of book. yep.

  • Lisa
    2019-03-24 11:18

    This is the 2nd book in The Children of the Red King series!Time is running out for Charlie Bone . . . Charlies 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 . . .I'm rereading this series for the (maybe) 5th time and still love it :)Some people say it's similar to Harry Potter and i can see similarities.The 2nd book isn't the best one in my opinion but not the worst(even though there is no bad one in this series), but i really like the ending of this one. (view spoiler)[that Henry and his brother finally get the chance to see each other again; that was so sweet :) and the overall fact that Charlie get to help his ancestor :)(hide spoiler)]I really recommend this series to everyone. It's about a group of children with magical abilites and the fight between good and evil which started 1000 years ago... :)

  • Dust&Shadows
    2019-03-13 09:05

    Why do I always forget to update my progress so whenever I go back on Goodreads I see that a book with 300 pages took me ten days to read?smhXDOther than that I have always loved the originality and creativity of the plot and history and the Harry Potter/school of magic vibes!The characters are great(especially the names) and the powers are cool.I gave this book four and a half stars because I really enjoyed it but some things the characters said didn't really flow.I generally really liked this book and I think the covers are awesome!I recommend this to Harry Potter and the Magisterium fans!:)

  • Cheyenne
    2019-03-20 16:08

    Like I said, it's is childrens book and I'm not a child anymore. But still, it's a funny book, even though I'm too old for it. I know I've read this one before, in Dutch, but I actually couldn't remember anything from it. I'll probably read the next one too, but not right now. Now I need a book that is actually written for my age haha.

  • Zak K.
    2019-03-13 14:09

    The book is fantastic.

  • Marha Nur A.
    2019-03-20 09:15

    "Hidupmu sangat menarik, Charlie," komentar Benjamin, "tetapi kurasa aku lebih senang menjadi diriku sendiri.""Aku tidak punya pilihan," kata Charlie. "Aku hanya harus melakukan yang terbaik agar aku bisa bertahan hidup."Kurang lebih itulah gambaran kehidupan Charlie Bone, seorang anak laki-laki berusia 11 tahun yang memiliki bakat ajaib. Masih dalam perjalanan mencari ayahnya, kini Charlie dipertemukan dengan saudara kakek buyutnya yang datang dari waktu 90 tahunan silam. Petualangan pun dimulai ketika orang itu diburu oleh tokoh-tokoh antagonis, dan Charlie berusaha menyelamatkannya.Seperti dalam buku pertamanya, tokoh-tokoh antagonis dalam buku ini terasa tidak wajar, dibuat-buat. Mereka jahat dan menimbulkan masalah, titik. Rasanya ada yang kurang.Sedangkan dengan jalan ceritanya, saya lebih suka dengan buku pertama. Entah karena konsentrasi yang ke mana-mana (mikirin PR huhu) ketika membaca buku ini, atau memang plotnya yang lebih sederhana. Tingkat kegelapan dan misterinya berkurang. Ada potensi yang kurang dikembangkan.Namun, saya tetap menikmati membaca buku ini. :-)

  • Joanna
    2019-03-27 14:02

    I enjoyed this episode in the Charlie Bone series more than the first book, but still feel this series is only okay. My seven year old son is really enjoying these books and we already have the third book out from the library, but I wouldn't continue the series if I were reading these by myself. The characters are pretty black and white and their emotions seem relatively uncontemplative and unreflective. The plot centers around a relative of Charlie's who accidentally uses the time twister of the title story to hurl himself about 70 or 80 years into the future. Now he's stuck in the future, but old grudges from his relatives remain (for reasons not explained, but simply taken as a given), so Charlie and pals have to rescue him from the evil intentions of the Bloors and Yewbeams. Passing reference is made to Charlie needing to teach modern stuff to the boy from the past, but there's not much consideration of the real details of the plot line.Bottom line: adequate as a children's book -- probably not of tremendous interest to adult readers.

  • Robbie
    2019-02-28 11:59

    Charlie Bone and the Time Twister (The Children of the Red King, Book 2)by Jenny Nimmo 402 pagesListening Library 0807218987 This is the second book to The Charlie Bone series. In this book, Charlie's new term starts off at Bloor's Academy, and is hoping for no more surprises. Too bad for him though, he got into more than he could handle, and traveled back through time to the year 1916. In this time period he meats his Great-Great-uncle Henry, who needs his help to survive. This was an okay book. I think it might haven been better if I had read the first book. It would have gave me a little bit more knowledge on Charlie's background, and the story setting. I liked the story line of Charlie going back to the past to help his uncle, since it reminded of "Back to the Future".I would recommend this book if you have read the first Charlie Bone book, since it will help you understand it easier. However though, it is still a good book, and is interesting at points.

  • Mike (the Paladin)
    2019-02-26 15:09

    Again a good series...a boy from the past gets "slung" into the future by a speicial magic "marble". Bummer huh? Since he can never go back...history has moved on without him and now he has to make his way in the present. Too bad the one who tricked him into using the Time Twister is still around (though an old, old man now...old Ezekiel Bloor, top dog at the school) and he'd still like to "do away" with his cousin Henry, and also of course Charlei who is also related and in the stew up to his own neck.

  • Maddy
    2019-03-26 13:10

    I'm still not in love with this series, but it's definitely getting interesting. I actually enjoyed this sequel a LOT better than the first novel, which I really didn't like that much. Like the first book, the writing is still a bit young for my taste, but the world-building that takes place in this sequel sets it apart from the first book. I was shocked by how much I'm truly enjoying getting to know these characters. While I wasn't sure if I wanted to continue the series after reading the first book, this book has convinced to continue for sure!

  • Jenn
    2019-03-21 08:19

    I just finished this book recently this past week on my flight home from Florida. Again, Charlie Bone grabs my attention and I was happy to find out Henry Yewbeam is Charlie's ancestor at the beginning of the book. The best part was when Charlie enters a photo of a menacing looking wizard named Skarpo. I highly recommend this book for 6th graders and up!

  • John
    2019-03-20 14:02

    This book had a much stronger story than the first.And the first book was amazing.this book shows charlie's powers much more and it also leaves a bigger picture in your mind.This book shows much more action but it is still able to keep its great storyline without there being one bad part.The best part to me had to be when charlie uses the timetwister to discover most of his families history.

  • Reed
    2019-03-13 13:56

    This book is full of exciting twists that will excite any reader. A word of warning though the book at some parts may not make sense and I had to reread certain parts to get what was what happening during the story. Other than that this book is a good read.

  • Josh
    2019-02-24 15:15

    Good read!:)

  • Stephanie Tiner
    2019-03-27 08:08

    these books are great for all ages. it requires a certain love for fiction to read them but everyone should give them a try. these are wonderful!

  • M Yeazel
    2019-02-26 14:50

    I did not like this just as much as last time. Probably least fave if the series.

  • Nilsson
    2019-02-28 12:02

    I don't know if I'd have the nerve to play around with time, unless the situation truly called for it. The results are hugely uncertain and precarious.

  • Kandee
    2019-03-07 12:15

    Good continuation of the story of an underdog figuring out who he is and what his family can do.

  • Sarah Nsiala
    2019-02-28 13:53

    Amazing book, I Enjoyed it soo much.

  • Yovano N.
    2019-03-09 15:57

    Review on my blog: Yewbeam, yang hidup pada tahun 1916 dijebak oleh Ezekiel Bloor, sepupunya yang jahat, untuk melihat ke dalam kelereng ajaib yang ternyata adalah Time Twister (Mesin Waktu) sehingga Henry terdampar di masa depan, di masa ketika Charlie Bone hidup dan bersekolah di Bloor’s Academy. Secara kebetulan Charlie menyaksikan kemunculan Henry, sosok yang hampir mirip dengannya itu. Wajar saja jika Charlie mirip dengan Henry, karena anak tersebut sebenarnya adalah kakak dari kakek Charlie. Setelah mengetahui bahwa peristiwa yang menimpa Henry adalah ulah Ezekiel muda, Charlie memutuskan bahwa lebih baik jika orang-orang tidak mengetahui keberadaan Henry, terutama karena Ezekiel Bloor masih hidup dan tinggal di Bloor’s Academy. Sebab meskipun Ezekiel sudah sangat tua, namun ia masih berkuasa dan masih jahat. Charlie sangat yakin bahwa waktu tidak akan membuat rasa benci Ezekiel tua terhadap Henry bakal berkurang.Dugaan Charlie bahwa semester kali ini akan membosankan setelah menyelamatkan Emma Tolly pada semester lalu, tampaknya keliru. Sebab kemunculan Henry akhirnya diketahui oleh Ezekiel, dan keluarga Bloor beserta bibi-bibi Charlie yang keji berusaha untuk menyingkirkan Henry… selamanya.Berhasilkah Charlie membantu Henry bertahan hidup? Apakah Henry berhasil kembali ke tahun 1916? Baca kisah lengkanya dalam buku kedua serial The Children of the Red King: Charlie Bone and the Time Twister.Dibandingkan dengan buku pertama, saya lebih menyukai buku kedua ini. Usaha Charlie dan teman-temannya dalam membantu Charlie kali ini lebih seru dibandingkan dengan usaha mereka sewaktu menyelamatkan Emma Tolly di buku pertama. Tokoh-tokoh yang muncul sekilas di buku pertama kini muncul kembali dengan porsi lebih banyak serta memegang peran yang cukup penting dalam cerita. Di antaranya adalah Juru Masak yang pernah mengadakan pesta mendadak di Bloor’s Academy demi merayakan selamatnya Charlie dari reruntuhan kastil merah tak jauh dari sekolah itu. Juru Masak ternyata tinggal di salah satu ruangan rahasia di Bloor's, dan ia yang membantu Charlie untuk menyembunyikan Henry. Kemudian ada Tancred Torsson, yang di buku sebelumnya (bersama Lysander dan Gabriel) membantu Charlie keluar dari reruntuhan, kini terlibat pertengkaran hebat dengan Lysander, yang merupakan sahabat karibnya. Bakat Tancred dalam memanggil badai sempat membuat aula Bloor’s Academy porak-poranda karena emosinya yang tidak terkontrol. Juga ada Emma Tolly, anak perempuan yang pada buku sebelumnya pernah disinggung memili bakat terbang, kini ikut ambil bagian dalam usaha menyelamatkan Henry. Bakat terbangnya ternyata tidak seperti yang saya duga sebelumnya, dan ini merupakan kejutan yang cukup menarik.Berbeda dengan pengalaman membaca buku pertama yang dipenuhi tanda tanya, sewaktu membaca buku ini saya betul-betul menikmatinya. Sekolah Bloor’s Academy ternyata tidak buruk-buruk amat kok. Sekolah ini memang dikhususkan bagi anak-anak yang berbakat dalam bidang kesenian, yaitu drama, musik, dan seni (terutama melukis). Sementara anak-anak yang berbakat 'spesial' seperti Charlie, masih menjadi misterius mengapa mereka diharuskan bersekolah di sana. Kemungkinan besar keluarga Bloor ingin memanfaatkan kekuatan mereka kelak. Apapun rencana keluarga Bloor, pastilah itu sesuatu yang jahat. Bloor’s adalah sekolah yang sedikit luar biasa. Hanya anak-anak yang berbakat di bilang musik, seni, atau drama yang bisa masuk. Charlie tidak memiliki satu pun bakat di bidang tersebut. Dia adalah satu dari dua belas anak lain yang unik. Dalam kasusnya dia sering berharap lebih baik tidak memiliki bakat itu. (hlm 32)Buat kalian yang mungkin berminat membaca serial Charlie Bone (The Children of the Red King series), berikut ini saya tulisakan (sebenarnya sih, copas) nama-nama anak yang ‘diberkahi’ yang bersekolah di Bloor’s Academi, beserta bakat mereka:Mandred Bloor: Ketua murid. Ahli hipnotis. Keturunan dari Borlath, putra tertua si Raja Merah. Borlath adalah raja lalim yang kejam dan sadis (oooh, pantes).Asa Pike: Dulu binatang buas (what? Tapi memang itu yang tercantum di buku). Dia keturunan dari suku yang hidup di hutan-hutan Northern dan memelihara binatang buas yang aneh. Asa berubah bentuk ketika malam.Billy Raven: Bocah bertubuh paling kecil di Bloor’s. Albino. Bisa berbicara dengan binatang. Salah satu nenek moyangnya berbicara dengan kawanan burung gagak yang bertengger di atas tiang gantungan tempat orang meninggal digantung. Karena bakatnya ini dia dibuang dari desanya. (Uhm, kasihan juga anka ini. Dia yatim piatu dan dimanfaatkan oleh Ezekiel Bloor untuk memata-matai Charlie dkk).Zelda Dobinski: Keturunan dari keluarga besar penyihir Polandia. Zelda memiliki kemampuan telekinesis.Beth Strong: Juga memiliki kemampuan telekinesis. Berasal dari keluarga pemain sirkus.Lysander Sage: Keturunan dari seorang pria bijak Afrika. Dia bisa memanggil roh nenek moyangnya. (Bakatnya ini telah menyelamatkan Charlie setidaknya dua kali).Tancred Torsson: Pemanggil badai. Nenek moyangnya berasal dari Skandinavia memiliki nama seperti dewa petir Thor (WOOOOW!!! THOR mah idola superhero favorit saya! *dance*). Tancred bisa memanggil hujan, angin, dan petir.Gabriel Silk: Dapat merasakan adegan dan perasaan hanya dengan memegang baju orang lain. Dia berasal dari keturunan cenayang.Emma Tolly: Bisa terbang. Nama keluarganya diambil dari jagoan pedang Spanyol dari Toledo—yang putrinya menikah dengan si Raja Merah. Oleh karena itu, dia adalah nenek moyang semua anak yang diberkahi. (Uhm, agak bingung dengan kalimat ini. Emma adalah nenek moyang?)Charlie Bone: Bisa mendengar suara orang dalam foto dan lukisan. Dia keturunan keluarga Yewbeam, sebuah keluarga yang memiliki banyak sekali kekuataran sihir.Bindi dan Dorcas: Dua gadis diberkahi yang bakatnya belum berkembang.Nah, cukup menarik, bukan? Saya jadi membayangkan bahwa Bloor’s Academy mirip sekolah mutan di film X-Men. Hanya saja, anak-anak berbakat ini jumlahnya tidak banyak dan harus berbaur dengan anak-anak lain yang tidak memiliki bakat ‘spesial’.Akhirnya, sesuai harapan saya, buku ini ternyata lebih menarik dari buku pertama. Dan saya rasa terjemahannya juga lebih nyaman dibaca. Hanya saja, rasanya kok terjemahan Time Twister = Mesin Waktu agak kurang pas menurut saya. 'Mesin' kan identik dengan alat changgih dan jauh dari kesan sihir. Sementara Mesin Waktu yang dimaksud di sini adalah sebuah bolah yang sedikit lebih besar dari kelereng, yang memiliki kekuatan ajaib untuk memindahkan seseorang ke masa yang berbeda. Tapi terjemahan yang cocok apa ya? Auk ah, gelap. Haha.Semoga buku ketiga lebih keren lagi. Rasanya jadi tidak sabar untuk segera membacanya.***

  • Monique
    2019-03-06 13:01

    Book Two of this fast moving childrens action series is done and though this series has at least seven books (our library currently has four volumes) I am not going to read anymore as my Reading list is out of control and I need to expand myself to other reads to recommend to my readers..So this second book takes on a different problem with a boy from 1916 using a time twisting marble and finding himself in Bloor’s Academy with the other children endowed with powers from the Red King….So yea Charlie has to find a way to get this ancestor of his back to his time without altering the past while dealing with all the other elements of a YA fantasy read—spies, betrayals, mean adult figures, a reluctant uncle and a best friend that would do anything for him..Charlie navigates through his own power of being able to hear voices and travel through photographs with his other friends who can do things like move things with their mind, change to birds, hypnotize and feel people’s emotions through clothes…relatively tame powers and this book is just thrilling and tame enough for middle school..Without giving too much of the confusing plot away this second installment was entertaining and I think it will be a hit with grades 4th and was okay.

  • Gloria
    2019-03-03 12:11

    Charlie's adventure actually begins several decades ago, when his great-grandfather James' older brother Henry disappears from Bloor's Academy. Henry reappears at Bloor's when the temperature reaches the same low, as this is now winter term. Charlie finds him, and there is a good bit of hiding Henry. But the Bloor's find Henry and imprison him. Tancred and Lysander have a falling-out, which is resolved after Tancred's encounter with a tree. The Flames (three cats) and Mr. Onimous help rescue Henry, but they are ambushed at the Pet's Cafe, and when Henry is nearly recaptured, Mrs. Bloor uses the Time-Twister to escape...and the rest of the Bloors believe Henry went with her.Henry is reunited with his older younger brother, in a house by the sea, and a party is given at the Bone house for Uncle Paton's birthday.

  • Kristin DeGarmo
    2019-03-15 14:58

    A great sequel! I’ve read this series before but it’s been so long I can’t remember what happens so it was like reading it for the first time. I was so happy when Henry was rescued and able to live with his brother by the sea. I just wonder what will happen to him once his brother passes away since he’s old. I wonder what happened to the time twister though, what did Mrs. Bloor do with it? I also wonder why Charlie can’t talk to the Red King. I remember something about the shadow being an obstacle but I can’t remember who or why. Also when will Charlie find his dad? I think he does eventually, I hope it’s soon!

  • Flossmoor Public Library (IL)
    2019-03-20 11:03

    This is a fun and engaging juvenile book series that keeps readers guessing. It is about a 10-year-old boy named Charlie Bone who discovers that her has the special ability to hear the voices of people in photographs. Turns out there are other children with magical “endowments” and they go to school at the mysterious Bloor’s Academy. After being coerced into going to Bloor’s Academy by his indifferent grandmother, Charlie becomes entangled in a nefarious plot and recues a girl from an endowed student’s hypnosis, only to find out that she wasn’t the only victim…his missing father has been found as well!-Miss Emily

  • Danielle
    2019-03-09 09:58

    I'm torn between giving this three or four stars. I did still enjoy this, but it didn't quite live up to the first book. Some of the sub plots were a bit "meh." Also, two points:1. I've forgotten just how much I hate Billy Raven.2. Literally, 99% of Henry's problems could've easily been avoided if he would just FOLLOW PEOPLE'S ORDERS AND STAY OUT OF TROUBLE. Every. Time."I know (character) told me to stay here and keep myself hidden, but I'm a bored 11-year old boy with the attention span of a squirrel and I'm going to explore the castle, where my very enemies are actively pursuing me."