Precious Bones by Mika Ashley-Hollinger.
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 2012
List Price: $16.99
Review: Precious Bones is a spectacular book written by Mika Ashley - Hollinger. The main characters are Bones, a ten-year-old girl, her friend, Little Man, her mom and her dad, Nolay. This book is full of adventure with a special blend of magic and mystery.
Just a regular day by the Florida swamp right? Well think again. It's the end of the summer of 1949 when, all of a sudden, a colossal storm hits the swamp flooding Bones's home. To make it even worse, Bones and Little man find out that there have been two murders in their community within two weeks. All the evidence is pointed directly to her father, Nolay. She hopes that people will see that her father is innocent. Bones decides to take care of this business once and for all.
There are many reasons to enjoy reading Precious Bones. In particular, I like the part where Bones tries not to worry about her father, Nolay, going to jail. Also, I appreciated the part where when they finally use their hope and faith to plead Nolay innocent. It is a good cause to fight for, especially since she loves him so much.
However, there are some parts that I did not enjoy. I didn't like the part where Bones's mom would have to pay three hundred dollars to bail Nolay. To me, that isn't a realistic bail fee. Furthermore, I didn't like when Nolay chased away the Yankee real estate man with a gun. To me, that is probably why the police think Nolay was guilty of the murders. All in all, I would recommend Precious Bones to anyone who enjoys a book filled with adventure.
Review written by Bianca (6th grade student).
We would like to thank Raab Associates for providing a copy of Precious Bones for this review.
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