Bone Gap (Paperback)

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With monstrous guard dogs, faceless kidnappers, and a magical flying horse, Laura Ruby breathes the dark chills of magical realism into the town of Bone Gap. Roza, the spontaneous caretaker of abandoned brothers Finn and Sean, has gone missing. While everyone else is sure she ran off (just like their mother) Finn convinces the bee-keeper’s daughter, Petey, to help him search high and low in the corn fields for clues. Bone Gap is a YA novel that scrubs some of the varnish off of fairytale notions of women’s power, replacing them with the tang of a fantastical, dark journey—to find the lost girl, to reach the people you love, and to free yourself. Petey and Roza might just be my favorite heroines this year, and Bone Gap is a tight, magical, important story.  

— Ruby


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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062317629
ISBN-10: 0062317628
Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publication Date: April 26th, 2016
Pages: 368
Language: English