I was recently sent two books to review by Angie Smibert, Bone’s Gift and Lingering Echoes.
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Age Range: 10 years and up
- Publisher: Highlights Press; Reprint edition (7 May 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1684373735
- ISBN-13: 978-1684373734
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.7 x 21 cm
Bones Gift by Angie Smibert
Twelve-year-old Bone is at the age when people in her mother’s family often show signs of a Gift, and lately strange things have been happening. suddenly she can see and feel the past when she touches objects. Is this her Gift? If so, Bone doesn’t want it. But when Bone finds an anonymous note that reads, THE GIFT KILLED YOUR MOTHER, she realizes she has to know more. In this riveting historical mystery, a girl grapples with her newfound suprenatural gift and the price she will pay to use it for the good of her family.
Bone’s Gift is the first in a trilogy called the Ghost of Ordinary objects trilogy. The Second book is Lingering Echoes and the third will be published next year and is called The Truce.
It’s a great new series for young readers to get their teeth into. Easy to read with short chapters it will encourage the most reluctant readers to continue reading to the end.
The book is set in a Southern Virginia mining town in 1942 and features a 12 year old girl who is coming to terms with her special gift of sensing stories when she touches an object belonging to someone. It’s also a coming-of-age story and give the message that you have to trust in your own path.
Lingering Echoes by Angie Smibert
- Hardcover: 176 pages
- Age Range: 10 – 14 years
- Publisher: Highlights Press (7 May 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1629798517
- ISBN-13: 978-1629798516
- Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 1.6 x 21.7 cm
Bone has a gift, when she touches certain objects, images wash over her and she sees stories – the joyful, surprising, or even terrifying events that occurred as someone gripped those objects.
One day, Bone’s best friend, Will, brings her his father’s jelly jar. Boneonly has to put her hand near the jar to feel the strange power in it, to see flashes of her friend – who has been mute for as log as she can remember – talking with his dad. And when Will opens the emty jar, sounds float out.
This jar isn’t just a witness to history; it’s something more, something dangerous. Could it have aGift of its own? In this second haunting installment of The Ghosts of Orindary Objects series, Bone must use her wits and her Gift not only to uncover the truth, but to make sure Will isn’t sucked away by long forgotten memories.
Another really exciting installment in this series that will have young, but confident readers, itching to get stuck into the next book out next year. A book of obsession, mystery, family and love it will entice young confident readers aged 10 to 14 years.
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