Guest Blogger: 10 Year Old’s Review of The Doll People by Ann M. Martin


The Doll People by Ann M. Martin is a great book. It is very long but it takes a short time to read, because you get sucked into it. I stayed up late reading it without my mom knowing. I finished it in two days.

The book is about 2 families of dolls, the Dolls and the Funcrafts. They are both living dolls, no really, they are dolls that are alive. They live in dollhouses. If seen alive by human eyes, the dolls would enter permanent doll state, meaning they would turn into regular dolls (not living). It was scary to think that Annabelle Doll, my favorite, was almost seen running by a human!

Aunt Sarah Doll has been missing for over 45 years. No one knows what happened to her until the secret organization SELMP investigates and finds out what happened to her. You won’t believe it. In case you’re wondering, SELMP means Society for Exploration and the Location of Missing Persons. It’s members are Annabelle Doll and Tiffany Funcraft, who team up to solve mysteries.

I enjoyed the idea of dolls being alive, especially the fragile Doll family, made of fine china. There were many exciting parts. You would like this book if you like adventure, dolls, and sneaking around, because the dolls have to do that a lot. There is a sequel called The Meanest Doll in the World that I cannot WAIT to read.

I highly recommend this book! I think you would like it if you are in 5th grade or older.

Does anybody have good books to recommend for 10 year old girls?