2015 Alex Award Recipient Maren Yearly is a young woman who wants the same things we all do She wants to be someone people admire and respect She wants to be loved But her secret, shameful needs have forced her into exile She hates herself for the bad thing she does, for what it s done to her family and her sense of identity for how it dictates her place in the world and how people see her how they judge her She didn t choose to be this way Because Maren Yearly doesn t just break hearts, she devours them Ever since her mother found Penny Wilson s eardrum in her mouth when Maren was just two years old, she knew life would never be normal for either of them Love may come in many shapes and sizes, but for Maren, it always ends the same with her hiding the evidence and her mother packing up the car But when her mother abandons her the day after her sixteenth birthday, Maren goes looking for the father she has never known, and finds much 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 s looking for herself Camille DeAngelis Bones All is an astonishingly original coming of age tale that is at once a gorgeously written horror story as well as a mesmerizing meditation on female power and sexuality....
|Title||:||Bones & All: A Novel|
|Publisher||:||St Martin s Griffin Reprint edition March 22, 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||304 pages|
|File Size||:||561 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Bones & All: A Novel Reviews
Interesting take on a vegan's view of flesh eaters, bones and all. (And yes, Camille, I did grow repulsed at the thought of the bone in steak I ate last night, but not enough yet to close the door on a good burger!) However, this book goes way beyond the scope of vegan thinking. Maren is a young girl trying to find her way in a world which would reject her for what she does if they only knew, (our deep, dark secrets) although others like her seem to recognize what she is. (Her mother does discover the basic nature of her child and ultimately does reject her for her evil ways.) Even a mother's love can only go so far when her child is incurably evil. One has to enter this novel with a “willing suspension of disbelief” that so many works of art require.
Awesome book. *spoilers*. Even though she does terrible things, you want to sympathize with the main character but want to dislike her at the same time. The climax was kind of expected, you could already tell there was some sort of connection between her and one particilar character. The conclusion had me feeling sympathy towards her and wanting the story of her lonely existence to go on until she finds someone she can love.
just what i was looking for a girl that eats people, its not easy to find a book like "Bones and All" left me wanting more from the main character.
This is a macabre, creepy little story. The main character has a bit of an eating disorder...don't get too close! She's a sweet young girl with an uncontrollable urge to nosh on those nearest to her. It's a highly amusing and novel take on the zombie genre. And I laughed out loud reading the author's bio. The person who concocted this delightful repast is vegan.
Absolutely one of a kind storytelling that I gobbled up fast--A modern day travelling roadshow of a story Bittersweet and most all winning!! Eat your heart out Mark Twain.
I read this book about a year ago and it STILL impresses me when I think about it.
This was fun without being too scary or gory. I found I liked Maren very much. This is a YA book so a quick, easy read.
Being a young adult horror novel, something that I have never listened to before, my interests were piqued immediately. I had high hopes for this story even though the reviews for the print version are widely mixed.