Posted in 2012-2013 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Precious Bones, by Mika Ashley-Hollinger

Summary: In 1949 in the Florida Everglades, a ten-year-old girl called Bones, whose father is part Miccosukee Indian, tries to discover what really happened when he is accused of two murders and sent to jail.



3 thoughts on “Precious Bones, by Mika Ashley-Hollinger

  1. This book was really interesting, you could feel Bones pain through out the book. I think it was stretched alot, but overall it was a great book.

  2. I agree that it was stretched out a lot but the description of the setting was amazing. I felt like I was right there in the swamps. The one other thing is that I felt as if the author was stalling to get the actual mystery part and when she finally did get there it wasn’t that big of a deal. Other than that the plot was unique and the characters were well developed.

  3. I loved this book!!! The setting was so well described and really realistic. The author made it seem like you lived in the swamp and knew all the same people Bones does.
    Streched out? As in, it took a long time to get to the mystery? I think, that even though it is a mystery book, that the mystery is not the most important thing in the book. The mystery is there so you can get to know all the people and connect to the main character. it is also there to keep it interesting.
    The best part was how well distinguished the characters are.
    I also liked the “side stories” about Bone’s Indian relitives, and when Bones was young and how she got her name and all the stories of how she got her many pets (a racoon, a pig, and lots of dogs.)
    The ending was good too.
    This can definitely get the newbery.

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