BONE BY BONE, BY SANJIDA KAY. REVIEW BY BARBARA COPPERTHWAITE

“This is a story that will get under the skin of many parents…”

THEY SAY

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…

I SAY

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

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