Bone Gap by Laura Ruby.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Summary from 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 Opinions (spoiler free):
This book was really good. It was much better than I thought it would be. This book had a really cool mystery element to it, but it was also so much more than just that.
The characters in this were amazing. Finn, the main character, was just so fun to follow. And the villain guy was the perfect amount of creepy and mysterious, and everything I love in a villain.
I honestly thought this was just gonna be a regular mystery, where I would enjoy the mystery part of it and it would be a fun read and that’s it. But this was so much more than that. There were a lot of hidden messages in this book, and I just really loved that. It was such an intriguing story, I was swept up in Finn’s world and it was impossible not to get attached.
There’s not a whole lot to say, so just know that this is a really enjoyable book.