Bones & All

Bones & All

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"Since she was a baby, Maren has had serious trouble accepting affection. Any time someone gets too close to her, she's overcome by the desire to eat them. Abandoned by her mother the day after her sixteenth birthday, Maren goes looking for the father she has never known, but finds much more than she bargained for along the way. Faced with a world of fellow eaters, potential enemies, and the prospect of love, Maren realizes she isn't only looking for her father, she is looking for herself. The real question is: will she like who she finds?"--Publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250046505
1250046505
Branch Call Number: FICTION DEANGELIS
Characteristics: 294 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Bones and All

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sdodge66 Jun 30, 2016

2016 Alex Award Winner (YALSA/ALA)

ellie_o May 06, 2016

My issue with this book is that I wanted so hard to get into it, but I just couldn't get over "details." I read fantasy, and I read science fiction, and I believe that the next Spare Oom is right around the corner. Yet, for some reason, I just couldn't get past the bones. How do they eat them? Do they digest them? How is there not more of a mess? How can you fit that much in your stomach?
I know, I know - I'm supposed to "suspend disbelief." But I couldn't, so I just couldn't love this book.

lib_apart Mar 23, 2015

Though his novel's premise, a young girl whose adolescent awakening involves eating people, is not for the faint of heart, and the opening scene involving the babysitter's eardrum is frankly stomach-churning, "Bones And All" is ultimately a strange yet melancholy tale. It helps to think of the eating of people part as more akin to something from a work of magical realism, or a fairy tale cartoon. Readers of Kelly Link's stories might enjoy DeAngelis's work as it is decidedly quirky. Though my copy is cataloged as Mystery, "Bones And All" borrows from the Horror genre without being beholden to it.

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