Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Bone Gap

22535489From Goodreads:    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 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 anymore. Not even Sean, who has more 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.

My Thoughts:

-    There was a lot of hype surrounding this book, and to me it was a little overrated. 

-    The book was very different from what I was expecting.

-    The writing was very captivating and artistic. The story was interesting and very unique.

-    A lot of the symbolism was lost on me. It was just kinda weird to me. 

-    The ending was very anticlimactic. 

-    The "magic" was a little weird, and it didn't really fit in with the story. I feel like the characters were on shrooms, absinthe, acid, and any other hallucinogen. 

-    I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it. I'm kinda in the middle about this one. I can understand why people loved it, but it was underwhelming to me. 


  1. This was probably my fault. I love this book so much I talked it up big time. When I read it no one really had heard of it so I had zero expectations.

  2. I wish I felt like reading more than I do right now I should be done with this one, but I'm not. And, I don't know when I will be. Reading is the last thing I was to do right now. :/