Review: BONE BY BONE, Sanjida Kay
“This is a story that will get under the skin of many parents…”
Laura loves her daughter more than anything in the world.
But nine-year-old daughter Autumn is being bullied. Laura feels helpless.
When Autumn fails to return home from school one day, Laura goes looking for her. She finds a crowd of older children taunting her little girl.
In the heat of the moment, Laura makes a terrible choice. A choice that will have devastating consequences for her and her daughter…
This is a totally different take on a crime book, and taps into a very real fear for parents. With alternating sections from the mother’s point of view and the daughter’s, it conveys the helplessness and frustration of being bullied – and the devastating consequences.
The sections from little Autumn’s perspective do seem a little adult, though, in their language and processing. The voice of a child may not have been captured fully, but her world is. There are some heartbreaking little touches that so simply convey… TO READ REVIEW IN FULL, CLICK HERE