- Ruby, Laura. (2015). Bone Gap. New York: Balzer + Bray.
Awards for Bone Gap: Nominated for Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction, 2015; Michael L. Printz Award, 2016; National Book Award Finalist, 2015; Cybils Award, 2015 [Speculative Fiction]; Kirkus Book Award, 2015.
BOOK REVIEW #2:
Ruby, Laura. (1990). Bone Gap. New York: Balzer + Bray.
The people of the small town of Bone Gap know many things: Finn is a beautiful but strange Moonface; his brother Sean is a hero; Roza, everyone’s favorite mystery girl, is gone; and the town has gaps just wide enough to go through and leave the town, and its people, behind. What they don’t know, however, is that a seemingly open-and-shut case of a missing person falls into one of those unknown gaps that blurs the lines between reality, mythicism and magic, making for a sometimes confusing but always compelling read throughout. Ruby’s multi-perspective chapters, realistic dialogue, complex female characters and modern-day twist on mythicism will appeal to fantasy lovers and teen audiences alike. Recommended for purchase; for ages 12 and up.
Horning, K. (2010). From cover to cover: Evaluating and reviewing children’s books (Rev. ed.). New York: Collins.