Bone Gap by Laura RubyBone Gap by Laura Ruby

Bone Gap

byLaura Ruby

Paperback | April 26, 2016

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National Book Award Finalist * Printz Award Winner for Best Young Adult Book of the Year

“Ruby’s novel deserves to be read and reread. It is powerful, beautiful, extraordinary.”—School Library Journal

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.

Laura Ruby is the author of Bone Gap which won the Michael L Printz Award for excellence in young adult literature at the Youth Media Awards 2016.
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Title:Bone GapFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:April 26, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062317628

ISBN - 13:9780062317629

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not what I expected.. I bought this novel thinking it would be one of those really good mystery/thriller books. The beginning of the story was well structured and the characters drove this story in a good direction. However, this book had a twist near the end of the novel, and not in a good way. It changed from a mystery novel into a fantasy book, it was very childish and quite disappointing.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty good I bought this, not realizing it is more of a young adult book. I still enjoyed reading it, but gave it to my niece after. I like the story and the characters. A fine book.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent book This book was good enough that I continued to read it however it did not excite me or pull me in very much. I wanted more from this book.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Riding on Night Mares and talking to corn fields A book about a strange boy, his hero brother, a kidnapped girl, Rude boys, a homely girl, a gossipy town, bees and kittens and chickens and a gap that leads to a fantasy land. I was expecting another meh teen book, but it was actually really good.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful This has become one of my favourite books of all time. Ruby's writing is beautiful, and the haunting tale of Bone Gap is just eerie enough to immerse you in this strange little town. If you're looking for a beautiful read that's not too difficult, this is the book for you.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Captivating This book was assigned for a book club I'm a part of, at first I was skeptical,as it began with the main character talking to corn. But as I read on, I was intrigued by Laura Ruby's storytelling. I loved this book, but the climax was actiually pretty disappointing, what with the whole fantasy world thing, which I wasn't expecting at all. But overall, it was a great read and I sped through it in one sitting - something I haven't been able to do in a while.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome This book was pure magic in the form of awesomeness. It was full of rich, yet understated, human characters, and nearly every single one defied stereotype or cardboard-cut-out syndrome. It was n kind, and thoughtful, and magical and resonant. It was a fresh take on an old myth without ever labelling it, and had about the perfect amount of weirdness going on. The prose was sharp and effective, witty and lush, and even though it wasn't a short book, I raced through it because it was just so comfortable and entrancing. It was just really, really lovely and I never wanted it to end. I wish I could go back and read it fresh again, because it was just so good.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Young fantasy, but strange.. Just okay. It was in my pile of books to read and I didn't read what it was about before I started and didn't remember what it was supposed to be, which is sometimes good and sometimes bad. In this case, I wasn't prepared for the young adult/fantasy genre of it and wasn't in the right mood for it. Parts of it intrigued me, like Petey and her bees and when they find out Finn's condition. But most of it was too fantasy-world and couldn't keep me invested. I'd recommend for a younger audience.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Really weird... I bought this book a few weeks back and recently just finished it. I was not a fan of it. To start it was not anything like the summary on the cover (which left out the part of this confusing magical world). Then as I was first reading it, it was super boring but I wanted to find out what had happened to Roza (which is really the only draw to the book). It leads you through a lot of really useless information from other characters point's of view, and finally at the very end it goes off the deep end into this weird world which just confuses you even more. Overall I definitely do not recommend this book.
Date published: 2016-05-13

Editorial Reviews

“The real magic in Bone Gap is the discovery of love, an idea many stories misrepresent but Bone Gap explores with the utmost honesty and truth.”