by Derek Landy
Published by HarperCollins Children's Books, 2007
Stephanie's uncle Gordon wrote horror fiction.
At least that's what Stephanie thought until he died and left her
his estate. Then she discovered that though his books may have been
horror, they weren't exactly … fiction.
Stephanie was just contemplating how boring life was, when suddenly
it gets a lot more exciting. Plunged into a terrifying world of
vampires, evil villains and hollow men, she finds help from an unusual
source: Skulduggery Pleasant, the wise-cracking skeleton of a dead
one night in Skulduggery's world she cannot go on pretending not
to know what she does. Bad guys are after her, trying to get their
hands on something that belonged to her uncle. When all hell breaks
loose, it's lucky for Stephanie that she's not your average twelve-year-old
girl ' and it's lucky for Skulduggery that he's already dead.
Will evil win the day? Will Stephanie and Skulduggery stop bickering
long enough to save the world? One thing's for sure: the bad guys
won't know what's hit them.
This book has been hailed as the natural successor to Harry Potter.
cool and quirky story that involves a singing and dancing skeleton.
It will win everyone's heart" The Bookseller Children's
Buyer's Guide, Jan 2007.
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