Zafon has a wonderful way with words and does an excellent job creating a spooky atmosphere and establishing a good sense of place. The characters and the relationships among them are fascinating. I'd give this to fans of supernatural tales and books about close groups of friends and secret societies.
The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
7th - 8th Grade
Tags: Fast-Paced, Friendship, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery, People of Color, Supernatural