Monday, March 30, 2015

Review: Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Bone GapBone Gap by Laura Ruby
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Would you rather live in a mansion, a castle, or your childhood home?
None of them. They aren't real.

The seams of the world can thin and fray. In some places, it's easy to fall through the void between. The small town of Bone Gap is just such a place.

Like Finn and Sean's mother, people in Bone Gap have been known to slip away. The motherless boys have made ends meet on their small farm, and when a beautiful girl named Roza appears in their barn, no one questions her history. Not Finn, who adores the way she brings the O'Sullivan home to life. Not Sean, who falls deeply in love with her. But when Finn witnesses a dark stranger abduct Roza, the town doesn't believe him. People slide through the gaps all the time. Months pass as Finn writes his college essays and falls for the girl down the road. Slowly, he begins to believe he can bring Roza back. Saving her may save his brother too.

Describe a book using only nouns.
Brothers, bees, horse, night.

Days after reading the last page, I am still haunted by this story. The mystery and the mundane walk side by side as the tale unfolds. BONE GAP is a story about perspective and what it means to really see the people you love. The lyrical language is a dream, but one that lets you dig in the garden with dirt under your nails. BONE GAP is simply breathtaking, one my favorite books of 2015.

Which crop has the largest impact on society and why?
Corn. If you are still enough, it will whisper its secrets.

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