⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/5 stars
Blurb: ‘How far would you go to protect your child? When her daughter is bullied, Laura makes a terrible mistake… 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…’
‘Bone by Bone’ by Sanjida Kay is the story of Laura and her nine-year-old daughter Autumn. After separating from Autumn’s dad, Laura is moving with her daughter to Bristol for a new start. When she finds out that Autumn is being bullied by children at her new primary school, Laura is worried and tries to help her. One afternoon, after catching the group of children bullying her daughter on the way home, things escalate and Laura’s actions are setting in motion an unbelievable nightmare.
When I started reading this book, it took me a while to get into it, which has mainly to do with the fact that there is something about the main character Laura, that made me dislike her for some reason. Once I got into it though, it flowed nicely and before I knew it the book finished with a quick but satisfying end. The chapters are switching between Laura’s and Autumn’s point of view, which gives an insight into what the bullying does to the nine-year-old victim. I think the book definitely highlights how victims of bullying and their families are often failed by people and services who are meant to protect them. All in all the book is a good read.
Expected publication: March 3rd 2016 by Corvus