Salvage the Bones
Publish date: April 12th 2012
Pages no: 258
Edition language: English
”I will tie the glass and stone with string, hang the shards above my bed, so that they will flash in the dark and tell the story of Katrina, the mother that swept into the Gulf and slaughtered. Her chariot was a storm so great and black the Greeks would say it was harnessed to dragons. She was the ...
Ugh. What a disappointment. I read this book for my reading challenge thinking it was going to be good, considering it was a winner of the National Book Award but, thought the narrative was interesting enough to keep me reading, I hated the main protagonist from page one. She was childish, selfish...
My main issue with this book is the almost glorification of dog fighting. I cannot comprehend where the honor she speaks of in her interview is in it. You are allowing an animal whom you share a bond with almost like family be injured even quite possible killed... for what? "Honor"Let's be clear. Th...
The characters in this book lived for me. I was frightened for them, by them and felt incredible pain for them. Extraordinary passages that build and build like the coming hurricane. Stayed up way to late reading it to the end.
I loved Esch's voice. She is a bright and articulate girl stuck in a boy's world and coping the best that she can. The story is amazingly tragic and has the potential to be too overtly "after school special" with the teen pregnancy, alcoholic father, dead mother, extreme poverty, and Katrina to boo...
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