"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

20 April 2015

Bone Gap

Ruby, Laura. Bone Gap. Balzer + Bray, 2015

Finn and his older brother Sean are on their own. Sean gave up his dreams of medical school when their mother left, so now he cares for Finn as best he can. When a mysterious girl appears in their barn, Sean offers her their spare apartment. When she leaves, everyone assumes she ran off with someone else. But Finn is sure something sinister has happened; if only he could remember what the man looked like, the man who took Roza.

This book alternates chapters telling Finn's story and Roza's, and some of it tells of Roza's time before coming to Bone Gap and some of it tells what's happening in the present, so it can be hard to follow. It was interesting and weird and unusual, but I wouldn't say it was compelling. This would be a good book to give to teens who like both fantasy and contemporary works in order to introduce them to magical realism.

Recommended for: teens
Red Flags: language, violence
Overall Rating: 4/5 stars

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