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Bone Talk by Candy Gourlay
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it was amazing
bookshelves: carnegie-2019

Historical novels are not really my favourite, so my enjoyment of this heart-wrenching novel is all the more impressive. Samkad lives in his village, largely peaceful apart from occasional skirmishes with their headhunter enemies. But then the Americans arrive, and everything changes. I was outraged by their careless disregard for the Bontok people and their traditions, desperate for everything to be all right for Samkad and his unfortunate family and villagers. Pacy but thoughtful, it drew me in. I think this will appeal to readers of 'The Island at the End of Everything'.

Not 100% convinced by the cover. I loved spotting the many elements of the story woven into it as I read - but it didn't tempt me initially and I think will make it difficult for me in turn to tempt students.

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Reading Progress

April 6, 2019 – Started Reading
April 8, 2019 – Finished Reading
April 9, 2019 – Shelved
April 9, 2019 – Shelved as: carnegie-2019

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