By: Miss Luckow
Winner of the 2016 Printz Award, I had really high hopes for this book. Bone Gap is a small corn town in the middle-of-nowhere Illinois, where everyone knows what you’re doing, even if you don’t.
Finn and Sean’s mother left a few years ago, leaving them to fend for themselves, but when the mysterious immigrant Roza appears beaten in their barn, they’re not alone anymore. That is, until Roza disappears.
This book weaves together magical realism and mystery in a very charming way. The writing was absolutely beautiful and the imagery was captivating.
That being said, I found it quite hard to connect with any of the characters, making me less invested in their fates. Also, I was underwhelmed by the ending and was left with more questions than answers.