Saturday, August 24, 2019

A Box of Bones by Marina Cohen - OPTIONAL

A Box of Bones by Marina Cohen, 281 pages.  Roaring Brook (Macmillan), 2019.  $17

Content: G 



Kallie, 12, is allergic to lies.  Since her mother died during a ferry crossing she has lived with her father and grandfather and never allowed to imagine. When the mysterious man at the local Festival of Fools hands her a puzzle box, Kallie is intrigued despite herself. She doesn’t realize that unlocking the box may also uncover answers she doesn’t want to hear. Meanwhile, Liah is the apprentice to a bone carver.  As they travel to see the queen, Liah makes a misstep and now has an epic task.

The back and forth between the two girls lives is a little confusing.  Now that I’ve finished I am a trifle curious to reread each story separately. It does work best as written, I just want to read it linearly – maybe.  

Cindy, Library Teacher, MLS

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