STONEHEART by Charlie Fletcher

A city has many lives and layers. London has more than most. Not all the layers are underground, and not all the lives belong to the living.

Twelve-year-old George Chapman is about to find this out the hard way. When, in a tiny act of rebellion, George breaks the head from a stone dragon outside the Natural History Museum, he awakes an ancient power. This power has been dormant for centuries but the results are instant and terrifying: A stone Pterodactyl unpeels from the wall and starts chasing George. He runs for his life but it seems that no one can see what he’s running from. No one, except Edie, who is also trapped in this strange world.

And this is just the beginning as the statues of London awake

This is a story of statues coming to life; of a struggle between those with souls and those without; of how one boy who has been emotionally abandoned manages to find hope.

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Naughty Little Tidbits: Disrespect Rules/Laws, Bad Role Model

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Would I recommend this book for...
Teenagers?No
Adults?No

Comments: I bought this book for my 9 year old thinking it was a middle grade but it is not. It has cursing in it and a really bad attitude from the main character. There were interesting parts to this novel but overall I feel it was seriously lacking in so many way's I just can't expound. Needless to say, I wouldn't waste your time. Perhaps a 12 year-old that likes random stories…maybe?

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