Fourth Grade Journey

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby...

How I Heard About It:  This title had been mentioned several times by different "Twitter" friends of mine.  After you seeing so many people chatting about a great book, you just have to go out and buy it.  

What It Is About:  Finn and Sean are brothers living on their own after their mother has left to be with a man.  They are making the best of their lives in Bone Gap when a stranger named Roza shows up in their barn.  They know something awful has happened to her, but she doesn't want to talk about it.  The two brothers take her in and they begin their own little family.  After Roza disappears and Finn thinks he sees the person who takes her, the two brothers each take a different approach as to how to handle this "gap" in their lives.  Sean gets back to life as he knew it, and Finn does everything he can to find Roza.  What he finds will shock both himself and the people of Bone Gap.  

What I Thought Of It:  Loved it.  This is everything readers have said it was.  I enjoyed that this story was part realistic fiction.  I also enjoyed that there were elements of fantasy and magic sprinkled throughout the story.  The characters of Finn, Sean, and Roza were quite incredible and the relationships between them were powerful.  I found myself often thinking deeply about what was truly going on in Bone Gap and asking myself many questions.  This doesn't always happen.  To me that is a sign of an incredible story.

Who Should Read It:  This is the perfect book for young adult and adult readers.  Both of these groups of readers will completely fall in love with this book and the story that is contained within the pages.  If you enjoy realistic fiction, this is the book for you.  If you enjoy elements of fantasy and magic, this is the book for you.  Happy Reading!  

Rating:  5 STARS out of 5 Stars

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