REVIEW OF:  The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Reviewed by:  Caleb

Is there really a ghostly hound in Baskerville Hall, haunting the grounds? In The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes, a great detective, and John Watson have been given a baffling case.  Sir Charles Baskerville is dead – of fear.  The clues left behind, the tracks, are from an enormous hound which matches up to the legend of the Curse of the Baskervilles.  Is the hound real, and living, in the dark moor?  To find out, Dr. Watson must go to the scene of the crime, Baskerville Hall, where Sir Henry Baskerville, the only heir now lives. There he meets the Stapletons, two interesting characters. They are suspects, and Ms. Stapleton secretly tells Watson to go back, which is very suspicious. What was the answer to the puzzle?  Read the book to find out!

This book was an enjoyable book. I loved the mystery, like the time when Watson saw someone moving out in the dark.  I liked that part because the figure was really mysterious. I didn’t like that sometimes the novel got boring; for instance, the characters would just talk at points with no action. The book made me feel excited when they were going to solve the case. It was exiting because Watson would rush off to find the culprit, or to try to find the “hound.”

I would recommend this book to kids 11 and up because it has some phrases that younger kids would not understand.  Also, it can get dull at times.  I rate this book 3 1/2 out of 5 stars, because the story can get dull, and some of the words were hard to understand. All in all though, this book wasn’t bad.