Bone By Bone
It’s been a long time since a book has grabbed onto me and made me want to read it until the end. Bone By Bone was one of those books.
I started it Saturday night and finished it Monday afternoon. I should have been working but I just couldn’t put it down!
The subject matter is hard to read about; a 9-year-old girl called Autumn is being bullied by an older boy at school. The story is told from both Autumn’s and her mother’s point of view.
Laura, Autumn’s mum has moved them to a new city after her divorce and Autumn’s dad works away.
They’re both struggling with the all the changes and Autumn doesn’t tell Laura about the bullying for a while. When she does, she feels that Laura is making it worse by going to the school to speak to her teacher.
Autumn doesn’t return home from school one day so Laura goes off to look for her. She comes across a group of boys surrounding her little girl. All her artwork had been ripped up and scattered in the rain and far from being scared that an adult had caught him, the bully started taunting Laura.
Bad To Worse
After Laura does something stupid because of her emotions, things start to go from bad to worse for both her and Autumn.
It’s a tense read and I found myself wanting to read faster so I could out what was going to happen but to also read more slowly so the book didn’t end too soon!
I hope Sanjida Kay writes another book soon. I’ll be buying it straight away if she does!