Ruby, Laura. Bone Gap. New York: Balzer + Bray, 2015.
In Laura Ruby’s Bone Gap, teenage Finn struggles with just about everything: the community, his relationship with his brother, his budding romance with Petey; however, his greatest struggle is with his guilt and confusion about witnessing Roza’s kidnapping and not being able to accurately describe the perpetrator. In this thrilling mystery, Ruby mixes realism with fantasy, creating a tale that seamlessly shifts between worlds. Alternating chapters depict Finn’s attempts to discover what happened to Roza as well as Roza’s captivity. Savvy readers, who know their Greek mythology, will be delighted to decipher the allusions. Once readers become comfortable with the magic realism genre, they will be enthralled by the tale.
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