This book was very good. I thought it started out kind of slow, got better, slow, better, slow, then at the end it was very good. It took a little while to read but I think it was worth it. The author creates a lot of suspense. City of Bones is about a normal New York girl named Clary. She and her best friend Simon go to a place called Pandemonium, where they witness a murder that leads them to many more secrets and adventures. This book is part of a series.
I recommend for grades:6th- 7th-10th
Mom’s Disclaimer: I did not read this and I was leery about Maya reading it but Commonsensemedia.org recommended it for 12 and up so I let it pass. Book #2 is a different matter though–we’ll wait on that one!