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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Bone Gap is definitely weird, but it is also beautiful.  The Printz Award is given to the best young adult novel, in terms of writing, and after reading this, it is apparent why it won the award for 2015.  Laura Ruby does a wonderful job of telling this strange tale.  This story often moves from reality to a world that is definitely not reality, but it does so seamlessly.  For me, it had that moment that makes you gasp out loud (or in my case say some unmentionable words), and those are the moments that I love when I am reading.  If you don't mind a little weirdness, this book is worth a read.  I highly recommend it!

From Amazon:

Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps.

So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren’t surprised. But Finn knows what really happened to Roza. He knows she was kidnapped by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember.

As we follow the stories of Finn, Roza, and the people of Bone Gap, acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a tale of the ways in which the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are.