Book Review: Bone Gap

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4.3/5 Bees.

I recommend it for anyone who likes their fiction served with a small side of fantasy.

     Bone Gap by Laura Ruby is a novel about Finn O’ Sullivan and a mysterious girl named Roza. Roza randomly showed up in the small town of Bone Gap and disappeared just as abruptly. Everyone thought that Roza had left of her own accord, everyone but Finn. Finn saw the man that took Roza, but he can’t remember his face. Now he has to take matters into his own hands.

 

 

 

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Oh man. I loved this book. The writing, the story, the overall mood. It’s all amazing. The mood honestly reminded me of The Outsiders. I honestly felt as if I were transported into the town of Bone Gap. I liked the cast of characters, which is honestly something that I feel is one of the most important parts of a book. I felt as if the plot was maybe moving a little slow, but it picked up towards the climax, which I suppose is what matters most.

My major problem with this book is that I’m still left with questions. How did the horse get there? How did Scare Crow find Roza? Why didn’t anyone besides Petey try and figure out why Finn couldn’t recognize faces? Much like the town, the plot has gaps and as a reader and a writer, I can’t lie, it kinda bothers me. I understand it’s hard to fill in all the plot holes, trust me, I know. I guess the fact that I was expecting more is what bugs me.

But overall? It was awesome. I think that it’s an acquired taste, but it’s also good if you want to jump back into reading. Throughout the book, you could definitely feel as if this could be a book for your English class, but you know it would have to be a miracle for it to happen.

That being said, thank you so much for reading.

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