What a special gem this book was!
Wow how precious and unusual! Like a lost mermaid’s tiara gem!
4.9 Mermaids’ Tiara Gems stars!
About the Book
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.
As we follow the stories of Finn, Roza, and the people of Bone Gap—their melancholy pasts, their terrifying presents, their uncertain futures—acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a heartbreaking tale of love and loss, magic and mystery, regret and forgiveness—a story about how the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are.
Please someone ask me how much I loved this book!!!!
So I can scream….
I ADORED THIS BOOK SO FREAKING MUCH I CAN’T EVEN!
[ That felt GOOD! Thanks! 🙂 ]
What an treat to find this special little gem!
It felt like when Butterfly and I go beach-combing and find a tiny lost mermaid tiara’s gem [AKA sea glass 🙂 ]
This was the last Magical Realism book I read in the summer and precisely what I was looking for!
Set in a small town in Illinois it has all the charm and mystery of those small town stories that make you feel like the small town is just an otherworldly portal to an unknown and vast universe.
The writing was so ethereal, the descriptions so exquisite and magical! And the characters so common and real but at the same time made so extraordinary in their ordinariness with just the right touches of imaginative strangeness. And what happens to them, the story, the plot, so unusual too! It goes beyond supernatural or paranormal, it’s more like unearthly!
I had a blast tightrope-walking Bone Gap’s fine line between reality and fantasy!
And man, this book gets downright scary! What happens to Rosa is no joke at all! It was the kind of thing my scariest nightmares are made of! So, this was such a wonderful concoction of YA contemporary, romance, mystery, thriller, dark fantasy, and horror.
The only reason I didn’t give this book 5 stars is that I wished the supernatural world had been developed or explained a tiny more. I perfectly understand why it wasn’t because it’s a big part of the mystery, but to me it needed just a tiny more. As tiny as 0.1 star 🙂
Otherwise, this book is perfection in every sense! It was such a delight to read it! The writing so exceptional, so poetic! The prose so beautiful. The imagery so skilled, with a way to make ordinary things look magical that I have never seen before!
Believe me, Bone Gap gives a whole new meaning to symbolism and metaphors and to the word “magical”
I hope you all do something extraordinary and unexpected as well and step out of your comfort zone and spoil yourself big time with this book!
I also hope you enjoy my Goodreads updates and find this prose and imagery as extraordinary as I did:
What about you? Have you had the pleasure to read Bone Gap yet?
Yes? Did you adored it too?
TELL ME ALL ABOUT IT!
No??? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??? GO READ IT NOW! 🙂
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