Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

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...if the transitions between reality and fantasy are a little rocky and the worldbuilding occasionally a little thin, it can be forgiven due to the sheer ambition of the refreshingly original plot. Cleverly conceived and lusciously written.
-Kirkus

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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.

 

About Laura Ruby

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Laura Ruby is a Chicago-based writer who is also the author of Lily's Ghosts, The Wall and the Wing, and Good Girls, as well as short fiction for adults.
 
Published March 3, 2015 by Balzer + Bray. 373 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
on Jan 10 2015

...if the transitions between reality and fantasy are a little rocky and the worldbuilding occasionally a little thin, it can be forgiven due to the sheer ambition of the refreshingly original plot. Cleverly conceived and lusciously written.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Mar 13 2015

...a story full of subtle magic that is not compelled to provide concrete explanations. A haunting and inventive work that subverts expectations at every turn.

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NY Times

Above average
Reviewed by Maile meloy on May 08 2015

“Bone Gap” is a hybrid of those styles, and there are two kinds of magic in it: One kind summons horses and castles out of nowhere. The other kind is the more temporal magic of first love, of sneaking in through bedroom windows in the middle of the night...

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All About Romance

Above average
Reviewed by Haley Kral on May 28 2015

I can’t say that Bone Gap will be going into my list of favorite books, but I do think it is a strong book. It reminded me a lot of Neil Gaiman’s Ocean at the End of the Lane with how the world of reality and fantasy are close, and often blurring.

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