Precious Bones

By ASHLEY-HOLLINGER, Mika

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ISBN
978-0-385-74219-1 978-0-375-99046-5 978-0-307-97421-1
Publisher
Delacorte


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2012  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 4–7—Set in Florida in 1949, this coming-of-age story is Southern Gothic for the middle-grade crowd. Bones's idyllic life in the swamps with her parents is uprooted when an out of towner is found murdered and her father is the prime suspect. The 10-year-old's narration imbues the book with a folksy, down-home flavor reminiscent of Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's Shiloh (Atheneum, 1991). However, the overuse of the Southern vernacular occasionally grates, especially with regard t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2012

Ten-year-old Bones narrates this story of life in the Florida Everglades in 1949. She (though it isn't clear for the first fifty pages whether the narrator is a boy or girl) lives with her easygoing daddy Nolay and her competent, super-patient Mama in a house (without electricity) that Nolay built and that, during flood season, they find the...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

Ten-year-old Bones narrates this story vividly set in the Florida Everglades in 1949. When some "low-down land-grabbin' Yankees...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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