Monday, February 8, 2016

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Published by Balzer + Bray in March 2015
Michael L. Printz Award Winner, 2016.

"Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps—gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren’t surprised. After all, it wasn’t the first time that someone had slipped away and left Finn and Sean O’Sullivan on their own. Just a few years before, their mother had high-tailed it to Oregon for a brand new guy, a brand new life. That’s just how things go, the people said. Who are you going to blame?

Finn knows that’s not what happened with Roza. He knows she was kidnapped, ripped from the cornfields by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember. But the searches turned up nothing, and no one believes him anymore. Not even Sean, who has more reason to find Roza than anyone, and every reason to blame Finn for letting her go." -- From Goodreads

Will you like it?
This book has aspects of magical realism.  The majority of the book is set in present day/ reality.  You really have to suspend your beliefs with this one.  Overall, it's a great story that features beautiful language.  I'm not sure I would have picked this one up if I didn't need to read it for book club, but after mulling over the story for awhile, I'm glad I ended up reading this one.

Disclosure: I borrowed a copy from my local library.

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