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.
I tried really hard to push past the first few chapters of The Bone Gap by Laura Ruby. I’ce been reading it on my phone and adjusted the font so it’s easier to read. I skipped ten or so pages trying to get to a good part so I have left off on page 113 of 505.
I realize in the book community it’s a big hit. I just found it boring. I couldn’t relate to any of the characters. I feel slightly guilty for not liking it, but I just don’t.
The main character, Finn, is treated with such disdain and is always getting his ass kicked, and nobody seems to care. I don’t like violence much but realize it does happen far too frequently. I know I didn’t get too far into the book to see what happens so I’m not sure what happens to Finn, so I can’t comment more on that.
Overall it left a bag taste in my mouth. Once I start flipping through chapters to see if anything interesting happens, I realize it’s not enjoyable for me.
This review isn’t a very good one and I apologise for that. I just have too much to read and don’t want to be bogged down by something I’m not enjoying.
I may try and revisit this book in a few days, no gaurentee. I give this book one paw out of five.