Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I wish I had more to say about this brilliant book. Every aspect of the story vibrates and those vibrations resonate other parts of the story. Plus, her metaphors came alive to me.

When I started the book, I had no idea that it was magical realism and I loved the way the magic crept into the story. This was especially provocative because her depiction of small town life was so real that it gave me shivers. I felt like I lived in Bone Gap and then when she wove the magic into the story, that realness gave the magic legitimacy, like it was a legend in the making.

The theme of perception jumped out most to me. How do we honor our own perceptions? How do we accept ourselves for how we experience things? How do we honor the perceptions of others, even when they’re different? How are our perceptions altered once we get new information?

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