The Old Clock [The “Old” Adventures of Hailey and Jared Series 6)]
By Bon Rose
9 pages – ages 9+
Published by Amazon Digital Services on August 2, 2011
Hailey and her best friend, Jared, decide to go down to the antique store to look around and visit Old Mrs. Rhodes, the owner of the store. Mrs. Rhodes gives Hailey a broken old clock. Hailey thinks the clock is beautiful. Mrs. Rhodes explains that there is something special about the clock and she tells the kids a story about it. When Hailey puts it in her bedroom and falls asleep, she finds out just how unusual the clock is!
“The Old Clock” is a short story. It is the sixth story in a collection of stories called “The Old Adventures of Hailey and Jared.” I really like short stories, especially ones with surprise or twist endings and I really liked this story (especially the ending :) ). I think short stories are really great for reluctant readers or readers who just don’t like to read for a long amount of time. This is the only story I read from the collection (you can purchase each story separately or all together from Amazon, click HERE) and I really enjoyed this spooky tale and if the others in the collection are like this one, I’d like to read them. I thought Hailey and Jared were both great characters and I would like to read other stories about them.
Because this is a short story, I wasn’t sure how to rate it on my bookworm scale. Usually I compare my favorite books against the one I am reviewing and I don’t think I can compare a single short story against some of the novels I love. I can say that I really liked the story and would recommend it to kids and adults!
Check out the trailer!