Thursday, 3 March 2016

Guest review by Julie Williams
on publication day 

Bone by Bone
Sanjida Kay

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...


Firstly I would like to thank Julie Boon for allowing me to read and review this compelling book as it was sent to her by Corvus books for an honest review.

I was absolutely addicted to this book and subsequently read in in less than two days. It tells the story of a single mum Laura and her young daughter Autumn, who have just moved from London to Bristol.

Autumn is settling academically into her new primary school really well but socially is a different matter altogether. Having discovered that her daughter is being bullied by an older boy named Levi, Laura attempts to put a stop to it but only makes things worse for Autumn. Laura is then faced with this traumatic situation and her natural maternal instinct to protect her child kicks in. Not only has Laura to shield her much loved daughter on her own, she also has the school, police, social services and most disturbing of all, Aaron Levi’s father to contend with.

Being a Mum myself I found some of the book quite harrowing but fully understand where Laura is coming from as all you want is for your children to be happy when at school.

I devoured ‘Bone By Bone’ and will certainly look out for future books by this author.

5  STAR rating from me.                  

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