Small Bones

Category: Book
By (author): Grant, Vicki
Series: Secrets
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Age 10-14 Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes
  JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents
  JUVENILE FICTION / Love & Romance
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Published: September 2015
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 0.56in
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$ 14.95
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Dot, whose name reflects her stature, has always had big dreams-but her dreams have to be put on hold while she searches for the truth about her parents. She gets a job as a seamstress at a lakeside resort in rural Ontario and falls hard for Eddie, a charming local boy who is equal parts helpful and distracting as Dot investigates her past. Searching for answers to questions about her birth, Dot learns more than she ever wanted to about the terrible effects of war, the legacy of deceit-and the enduring nature of love.
   Part of the SECRETS-a series of seven linked novels that can be read in any order.
From The Publisher*In this YA novel, Dot enlists the aid of a local boy in her search for clues about the parents who abandoned her as a newborn.
From The Publisher*There's nothing to stop a small person from dreaming big.
From The Publisher*Dot, whose name reflects her stature, has always had big dreams--she wants to be a dress designer like Mary Quant--but her dreams have to be put on hold while she searches for the truth about her parents. She gets a job as a seamstress at a lakeside resort in rural Ontario and falls hard for Eddie, a charming local boy who is equal parts helpful and distracting as Dot investigates her past. Searching for answers to questions about her birth, Dot learns more than she ever wanted to about the terrible effects of war, the legacy of deceit--and the enduring nature of love.
Review Quote*"In a witty and believable 1964 Ontario, a foundling teen investigates the circumstances of her own birth...The novel has an eerie, slow build, with a sense of danger increasing with each secret unearthed...Clues come at just the right pace for the readers to crack the puzzle right along with the protagonist in this mystery."
Review Quote*"Punctuated with nuggets of fresh and surprising description...In the hands of talented writers, a set of rules can lead to some highly enjoyable and varied reads."
Review Quote*"Dot's tale is part of the Secrets series: seven books that tell the stories of the girls who leave the home and travel in search of their identities. If this volume is any indication, they will be effective mixtures of historical fiction, mystery, and romance-and good fodder for high/lo readers as well. A smart graphic design and dedicated website should further interest in the concept."
Review Quote*"Grant 'salts' her plot with clues, some genuine and others appropriately misleading...[She] also effectively recreates the social dynamics displayed by the residents of a small town...Recommended."
Review Quote*"Dot is motivated to discover who she really is. Her relationship with Eddy is rocky but real, and both the main characters and the supporting casts are well rounded and fully developed. The setting is fascinating, and the dynamics of small town resort life are well explored. Fans of romance and mystery will appreciate this book."
Review Quote*"Instantly captivating and readers will be unable to put it down. Full of mystery and deceit, the story flows effortlessly in Dot's journey to find her parents. Romance, mystery, humor, and great writing await readers, who will be looking forward to the rest of this truly unique series."