[PDF] Download ✓ Bone Gap | by Ò Laura Ruby

  • Title: Bone Gap
  • Author: Laura Ruby
  • ISBN: 9780571332755
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Paperback

  • 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 OrEveryone 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 any Not even Sean, who has reason to find Roza than anyone, and every reason to blame Finn for letting her go.As we follow the stories of Finn, Roza, and the people of Bone Gap their melancholy pasts, their terrifying presents, their uncertain futures acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a heartbreaking tale of love and loss, magic and mystery, regret and forgiveness a story about how the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are.
    Laura Ruby
    Raised in the wilds of suburban New Jersey, Laura Ruby now lives in Chicago with her family Her short fiction for adults has appeared in various literary magazines, including Other Voices, The Florida Review, Syca Review and Nimrod A collection of these stories, I M NOT JULIA ROBERTS, was published by Warner Books in January 2007 Called hilarious and heart wrenching by People and a knowing look at the costs and rewards of remaking a family, by the Hartford Courant, the book was also featured in Redbook, Working Mother , and USA Today among others.Ruby is also the author of the Edgar nominated children s mystery LILY S GHOSTS 8 03 , the children s fantasy THE WALL AND THE WING 3 06 and a sequel, THE CHAOS KING 5 07 all from Harpercollins She writes for older teens as well, and her debut young adult novel, GOOD GIRLS 9 06 , also from Harpercollins, was a Book Sense Pick for fall 2006 and an ALA Quick Pick for 2007 A new young adult novel, PLAY ME, is slated for publication in fall of 2008 Her books have sold in England, Australia, Italy, France, Germany, Denmark, Serbia and Montenegro THE WALL AND THE WING is currently in development with Laika Studios for release as an animated feature Ms Ruby has been a featured speaker at BookExpo, the National Council of Teachers of English NCTE annual convention, the Miami Book Festival, the Florida Association of Media Educators FAME convention, the Midwest Literary Festival, the International Reading Association s annual convention, and Illinois Reading Council annual conference, among other venues, and she has presented programs and workshops for both adults and children at numerous schools and libraries.Currently, she is working on several thousand projects, drinking way too much coffee, and searching for new tunes for her iPod.


    Chantal(Every Word A Doorway)
    You can also find this review here!“People look, they don't see.”Just thinking about this incredible book I finished a few days ago brings back all the emotions I felt while reading. Bone Gap is honestly a masterpiece and I don’t say that lightly. It is however, also a very difficult book to review.What kind of book is Bone Gap? The answer is: I don’t know. It's not really magical realism or fantasy, not contemporary, not a thriller or mystery. I have no idea how I would categorize it [...]

    Cait (Paper Fury)
    REREAD UPDATESo basically this book is my favourite and I can't even describe all the feels it gives me. I just am so entranced by the magical realism, slightly odd dusty and cornfield filled town of Bone Gap with it's strange beautifulness. And the characters. THE CHARACTERS. I can't even say how much I love Finn. <3 I relate to him so much ajfdksald and just the way the story twists and the whimsical toned ajfkdslad AFJSDKALFDJ.Woooooords fail. I love it too much. TOO MUCH.I also really lik [...]

    Once upon a time, a rich, powerful and mysterious man falls in love with a woman and takes her away to a magical realm where all but one of her wishes are commands, everything she needs is available – from amazing rooms and castles to beautiful dresses and servants to give her anything she wants. All that he asks is for her to love him back. A romantic fairytale scenario for a beautiful woman who is desired above all.Except she says no. She says no every step of the way.Re-read that first para [...]

    Aj the Ravenous Reader
    "But wasn’t that love? Seeing what no one else could?"I haven’t read a lot of magical-realism books. I don’t even have a bookshelf for that but this absolutely enchanting read made me want to read more in the future. Bone Gap surely lived up to the name of its genre because it’s completely magical and perfectly real at the same time that it didn’t cease to fascinate me from beginning to end. * Describe a book you love in recipe format since the alternative- using only adverbs- was impo [...]

    10 glossy stars out of 5Explain a book that you loved written in recipe format.2tbsp of sparkling writing + 4tsp of beautiful and well-drawn characters + a spoonful of honey + a pinch of just- the-right-amount-of romance and a pitcher of heart-wrenching reality. Garnished with a teensy bit of magic.This in short, is Bone Gap, a page turner with an unexampled & touching story.Bone Gap is a small talking town of people who do not listen, they only hear and pass on those whisperings around like [...]

    l a i n e y
    The dreamy quality of the writing in Bone Gap is out-of-this-world.That had been weeks ago. Time moved so slowly here, or was it quickly? She had become unmoored from the present, loose and untethered, her mind rolling forward into the future, anticipating, and then dropping again into this torturous, unbearable present.Here, there, everywhere.See? See what I mean? How is that anything but beautiful??And I found myself almost holding my breath for moments with Roza and Sean. Oh how hard I ship t [...]

    Magical realism books are so hard for me to discuss in written form. I find them much easier to talk about on video, so you'll have to wait for that for more clear thoughts. I am willing to admit that my main reason for not liking this may lie in the fact that this takes elements of mainly the Boreas and Orithyia myth, but implies that it is Hades and Persephone by mixing some dashes of that myth in as well. But this is not the Hades and Persephone I know and love, and instead paints the 'Hades' [...]

    Clau R.
    Laini Taylor personally recommended this one to me, so I'll definetly read it!

    I haven't read much magical realism. One notable example would be Jellicoe Road, which has an aspect of magical realism that adds a degree of richness to the character relationships and a poignancy to the story.Which springboards straight into my problems with Bone Gap: there isn't much story underneath the magical realism. What is the book about, exactly? The hole a missing woman left in a town? Who populates this town, anyway? The brothers' relationship, which is central to their story, feels [...]

    This book you guysis book.While I'm not necessarily sure if it actually is a book that everybody is going to like or even love I have to say it was so much more than I expected. And I loved every bit of it.Bone Gap is a story about a girl named Roza that got kidnapped and a boy named Finn that saw it happen, but couldn't do anything against it. Sad thing is: nobody in their small town believes him.BUT believe me, that is a very VERY short summary, because I don't want to give you too much inform [...]

    Riding on Night Mares and talking to corn fields. All is possible in the city of Bone Gap.4.25/5 stars.

    This book confirms what I've been suspecting for a long time now - magical realism is not for me.What starts as a fairly straightforward missing person mystery lapses into night time horsey rides, enchanted kingdoms, and scary scarecrows. AND, that's what I really hate about this type of book - the author does not have to follow any rules. Anything can happen, and it frequently does. And, if you can't think of an ending for your book? Aw, what the heck - they lived in a snow globe, and it was al [...]

    lauren ♡ (wonderless reviews)
    Read this review @ my blog Wonderless ReviewsI received a copy of this book from Allen and Unwin in exchange for an honest review. If there’s a book that’s impossible to review then guaranteed I’ll love it and have to review it! I’m having A LOT of the same issues with trying to review this book as I did with Strange the Dreamer, but hopefully I can be somewhat coherent.I fell in love with Magical Realism last year because I find the concept so fascinating. I know it’s not for everyone [...]

    Book Riot Community
    This one took me by surprise. I had put it on my Overdrive wishlist a while ago, so didn’t really remember what it was about. It starts out like a pretty straightforward missing-girl-in-a-small-town YA mystery, but goes in places I never expected. I don’t know what to say without giving things away, but I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for something a little bit different in Young Adult.–Sarah Nicolasfrom The Best Books We Read In March 2017: bookriot/2017/04/04/riot-r__________ [...]

    Heather *Awkward Queen and Unicorn Twin*
    I had this friend who was really pretty (people said so on her Facebook photos all the time). She was so pretty the guy working at Cinnabon didn't charge her for an extra cup of frosting that she mistakenly thought was free (but charged me for it when I stepped up to pay). She was so pretty she could pay for five dollars' worth of food at Taco Bell with a $100 bill, even though the sign says you can't and everyone knows you can't do that at a fast food place, for crying out loud.Sometimes being [...]

    Well this was one heck of a magical unicorn ride into a greatness. The Bone Gap isn't going to be a book for everyone. In fact, I'm quite surprised that I enjoyed it as much as I did, because magical realism books are more of a miss than a hit for me. On top of that, multiple POV's tend to throw me off. Yet Laura Ruby weaves such a mesmerizing tale that is lush, vivid, gorgeously written, and though at times I was slightly confused, the story was still somehow easy to keep up with and hard to pu [...]

    Adita ✨The Slumbering Insomniac✨
    ★★★★★★★★★★[10/10]Bone Gap is a lot of things that other books aren't. Funny.Lyrical. Heartrending.Mystical. Quasi-believable. The words are poetic. Metaphors come to life. Cute boy Moonface slips into surrealistic otherworlds through gaps in the corn fields. A scarecrow who teaches in a university kidnaps a girl and imprisons her in imaginary places. Moonface has strange shortcomings. But he is easily forgiving, and a bit on the chivalrous side. It is one of those rare eccent [...]

    To hear many more of my thoughts about this book, check out this podcast with my best friend!In a word: stunning. The spread of star ratings you'll find for this book absolutely points to how not-for-everyone this book is. It's hard for me to accept, though, because I feel like I found an absolute treasure. It was thoughtful and beautiful and meaningful and emotional. I ended up having to read this a lot slower than I imagined because every time I opened the book, I felt unmoored. The mix of fab [...]

    ‘Because we don’t have your typical gaps around here. Not gaps made of rocks or mountains. We have gaps in the world. In the space of things. So many places to lose yourself, if you believe that they’re there. You can slip into the gap and never find your way out. Or maybe you don’t want to find your way out.’Finn O’Sullivan was the only witness to the kidnapping of Roza, his brother Sean’s girlfriend. But when he wrestles with his memories trying to recall the face of the man that [...]

    I don't have the words to explain how I feel about Bone Gap. It's not like falling in love. It's like learning what love is. It features one of the most nuanced depictions of humanity I've read in years and I will fight anyone who disagrees.

    I decided to give this novel a try based on its accolades and honours, and while I quite enjoyed it (even if I found it a little on the nose with the whole beauty / seeing people / faces thing), the way Poland and Polish culture are used left me irritated and confused. I kept wondering what decade the novel was supposed to be happening in, and were the strange anachronysms purposeful. Unfortunately, I'm afraid - not really.But before I get to my beef with the novel, let me praise what I liked. T [...]

    Finn and Sean O'Sullivan took in Roza, a Polish student who seems to have fled something violent. But now she is missing, kidnapped, with the only witness to it being Finn who can't describe the kidnapper. Finn and Sean are bereft, but Finn moves on by getting to know the prickly daughter of a local beekeeper. Meanwhile Roza's captivity is strange, and getting increasingly stranger.That's a weird way of summarizing this book, but I'm desperately trying to dance around spoilers here. One of the g [...]

    Wowza. This was splendid.Bone Gap is a beautiful, magical story that has a bit of everything: mystery, romance, life lessons, complex characters, shocking twists, all in a unique and unassuming package. It's a bit dark and could be a tad frightening at times, but it also manages to ride along in a somewhat whimsical way. I was genuinely surprised by some of the events/personality traits of the characters in this book, and I feel like it deals with characters that we don't often see. This is espe [...]

    4.5How do you review an unreviewable book? The entire book reads as if it is a dream. How do you describe a dream? There is an impossibility in trying to make sense of what can not be made sense of. I can try to describe to you the aspects that correlate with reality. But when they take a sudden nose dive into the magical, the inexplicable, the surreal do I explain that? This is a book full of contradictions. It is a fairytale and it is not. It is a love story and it is not. It is a mythical ret [...]

    Cynthia Hand
    Loved this one. Totally immersive, with beautiful language and a fascinating twist.

    People look, they don't see.Bone Gap is a story about perception and reality, and how people rarely have the two things aligned when it comes to those around them.Roza is a beautiful woman who appears suddenly in the town of Bone Gap and is taken in by two brothers, Sean and Finn. Sean is the strong and steady older brother who has looked after his younger brother Finn since their mother left town to get remarried. Finn is a beautiful boy who keeps to himself and is thought of by the townspeople [...]

    Brian Yahn
    Bone Gap feels less like a story and more like an experience, like skydiving or eating ice cream for the first time.A review of it using only adverbs:Bewilderingly, deliciously, heavenly, magically, lovelySort of like being dropped out of an airplane and into a tub of ice cream, the set-up to Bone Gap--the first third of the story--is disorienting and confusing, with only a hint of plot, and the non-linear narration of it certainly doesn't help any. More than anything, though, it's crazy interes [...]

    ‘Because we don’t have your typical gaps around here. Not gaps made of rocks or mountains. We have gaps in the world. In the space of things. So many places to lose yourself, if you believe that they’re there. You can slip into the gap and never find your way out. Or maybe you don’t want to find your way out.’ Okay,I really don't know where to start with this book. I am very confused,and maybe that's what this story was:Confusing.The book is very strange but also very unique and comple [...]

    Jen Ryland
    Not an easy book but ultimately a rewarding one. If, like me, you're a reader who likes to understand everything that's going on in a book (or in general) you may experience periods of frustration and annoyance. But I assure you, things do (mostly) make sense in the end. Just tamp down your control issues and enjoy the writing and press onThis book reminded me a bit of "Where Things Come Back" or "Jellicoe Road" in that things made no sense at all at first but then eventually did. I'd even say i [...]

    Jenna (Bookiemoji)
    Bone Gap is a book that is so chilling, so surreal, so unlike most other stories It is ABSOLUTELY, WITHOUT ANY DOUBT, one of my favorite reads this year. Perhaps one of my favorite reads in 2015, evenOne to watch for - and to talk about - in 2015. I implore you, add Bone Gap to your wish list. Pronto.

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