Friday, January 29, 2010

Bone by Bone by Bone by Tony Johnston

It's 1950's in the Deep South and David's best friend is black. The boys are not allowed to play together and Malcolm is never to set foot in the Church's house. David suspects that his father is in the Klu Klux Klan and lives in constant fear for Malcolm.

Bone by Bone by Bone is both disturbing and intriguing historical fiction. I wanted to continue reading to find out if David's worst fear was realized- that his dad and his friends kill Malcolm. The book uses harsh language to paint a gruesome realistic picture of life in Tennessee in the 1950's.

Try it for your next historical fiction book.

Mrs. Gallagher