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*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
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“…To her dad, I’m just another brown kid.”
“What’s wrong with that?” Finn said, though he knew what Miguel was talking about. Roza was the sort of color that older ladies first called ‘dark’ and then later called ‘olive’, as if being green was somehow nicer.”
Laura Ruby’s Bone Gap was weird and thrilling and I loved it. Magical realism is a genre that I find myself continually drawn to and this novel so good. My full review can be found here if you are interested. Cover is linked to Goodreads.
“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.”