Rag and Bone Shop
A Book Review
This book may have a 12-year old boy as the main character, but it is a murder mystery, and could be deeply disturbing for young readers. In this blood-chilling story, a young girl is killed, and the boy was the last to see her, except for the killer. As the main suspect, the boy is interrogated by a man called Trent. This book carries an important message of how much adults can change, manipulate and destroy a child's life, as well as how much influence they have. This is a book to give you nightmares, and a clear picture of how much power adults have.
By Nancy Brown, a mom
This is a great book for families to read together, much like the Giver, also reviewed on this Web site. Madison was very upset by this book and would not talk about it with me until I read it too. Luckily, it is a short book and only takes a few hours to read. After reading it, I understood why she had been so upset by the book. While reading it, I was shocked, tearful, relieved and then, finally, just awestruck by the ending. Every teacher, parent and other professional working with youth should read this book – it will leave an important reminder in their minds about the power an adult has over a child.
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Author: Madison, Middle School Student Writer
Reviewed by the Web Content
Committee of PAMF