The Bone Thief is a story that has been on my “to-be-reviewed” shelf for quite some time and I apologize for that. There was a reason for that. It was both that I just couldn’t get in to the story and that it was designated for the old website (Verhalenwijs) but ultimately decided to wait with the review until the websites were merged.
So The Bone Thief. It’s a lovely story for young readers about a bunch of youngster with abilities that are quite out of the ordinary. It’s a cute and fun little read, but I just couldn’t get into the story and it took me a long time to read it. I think this was mainly because the story just didn’t grip me and not because the story itself is bad. The story is written by an experienced author with a fun and solid plot.
There are unique characters in this story what will play to the imagination of any young reader. Such as the pet funeral director, the girl who has visions and so on and they all go on adventures all set in a town where being normal is very out of the question.
For young readers (age 8-11) it has everything: a fantasy element, likable characters they can identify with, a magical town, adventures and it is written well in an understandable way and I think young readers will really love this story.
As a side note: I’m not rating this story because it didn’t click for me, but I can see why it would for other and certainly child