Bone Gap / Laura Ruby.

By: Ruby, Laura [author.]Contributor(s): Balzer + Bray [publisher.]Material type: TextTextSeries: Multiple titles for book club discussion groups: Edition: First editionDescription: 345 pages ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780062317605; 0062317601; 9780062317629; 0062317628; 9781518210938; 1518210937Subject(s): Kidnapping -- Juvenile fiction | Face perception -- Juvenile fiction | Teenage immigrants -- Crimes against -- Juvenile fiction | Feminine beauty (Aesthetics) -- Juvenile fiction | Interpersonal relations -- Juvenile fiction | Bullying -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers -- Juvenile fiction | Kidnapping -- Fiction | Face perception -- Fiction | Interpersonal relations -- Fiction | Bullying -- Fiction | Brothers -- Fiction | Kidnapping -- Fiction | Face -- Fiction | Perception -- Fiction | Interpersonal relations -- Fiction | Bullies -- Fiction | Brothers -- Fiction | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance | Brothers | Bullying | Face perception | Feminine beauty (Aesthetics) | Interpersonal relations | Kidnapping | Kidnapping -- Juvenile fiction | Face perception -- Juvenile fiction | Teenage immigrants -- Crimes against -- Juvenile fiction | Feminine beauty (Aesthetics) -- Juvenile fiction | Interpersonal relations -- Juvenile fiction | Bullying -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers -- Juvenile fiction | Kidnapping | Bullying | Face perception | Brothers | Interpersonal relationsGenre/Form: Fantasy fiction. | Dust jackets (Bindings) -- 2015. | Fiction. | Juvenile works. | Young adult fiction. | Magical realism (Literature) | Young adult fiction. | Michael L. Printz book award: Winner -- 2016. | Fiction. | Juvenile works.DDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.R83138 | Bon 2015Other classification: I712.84
Contents:
The people of Bone Gap -- Roadkill -- Run -- Showdown -- Jump -- The night mare -- The promise ring -- Storming the castle -- Sees the fire -- Just like the rest of us -- Lost -- Good for you -- Get real -- No one is fine -- Sidetracked -- The whole picture -- Questions -- The lamb -- Blindside -- The dead -- Punched -- The ballad of Charlie Valentine -- The fields -- Crows -- Slaughter -- Sunrise -- The people of Bone Gap.
Awards: Michael L. Printz Award, 2016 | National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature, 2015Summary: Eighteen-year-old Finn, an outsider in his quiet Midwestern town, is the only witness to the abduction of town favorite Roza, but his inability to distinguish between faces makes it difficult for him to help with the investigation, and subjects him to even more ridicule and bullying.
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The people of Bone Gap -- Roadkill -- Run -- Showdown -- Jump -- The night mare -- The promise ring -- Storming the castle -- Sees the fire -- Just like the rest of us -- Lost -- Good for you -- Get real -- No one is fine -- Sidetracked -- The whole picture -- Questions -- The lamb -- Blindside -- The dead -- Punched -- The ballad of Charlie Valentine -- The fields -- Crows -- Slaughter -- Sunrise -- The people of Bone Gap.

Eighteen-year-old Finn, an outsider in his quiet Midwestern town, is the only witness to the abduction of town favorite Roza, but his inability to distinguish between faces makes it difficult for him to help with the investigation, and subjects him to even more ridicule and bullying.

Michael L. Printz Award, 2016

National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature, 2015

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 10 Up-It is a rare book that sits comfortably on the shelf with the works of Twain, McCullers, Conroy, Stephen King, and D'Aulaires' Greek Myths--rarer still that a novel combines elements of these authors together. Bone Gap does just this, to superb effect. We start with a boy named Finn and his brother, Sean. Sean is the classic hero: strong, silent, great at everything he does. Finn is a pretty boy whose otherworldly goofiness has earned him the nicknames Spaceman, Sidetrack, and Moonface. Along comes Rosza, a beautiful and damaged young woman, fleeing from some unknown evil. When she disappears, only Finn witnesses her abduction and he is unable to describe her captor. He is also unsure whether she left by force or choice. The author defies readers' expectations at every turn. In this world, the evidence of one's senses counts for little; appearances, even less. Heroism isn't born of muscle, competence, and desire, but of the ability to look beyond the surface and embrace otherworldliness and kindred spirits. Sex happens, but almost incidentally. Evil happens, embodied in a timeless, nameless horror that survives on the mere idea of beauty. A powerful novel.-Nina Sachs, Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook, ME (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Laura Ruby writes fiction for adults, young adults, and children. Her works include Good Girls, Play Me, Bad Apple, Lily's Ghosts, The Wall and the Wing, The Chaos King, the York Trilogy, and a collection of interconnected short stories about blended families for adults entitled I'm Not Julia Roberts. She won the 2016 Michael L. Printz Award for Bone Gap. She teaches at Hamline University's Masters in Writing for Children Program.

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