Old Charlie Valentine saw Finn and Roza struggling with the man in black on the day that Roza disappeared. However his evidence is so wound up in wandering stories that he is an unreliable witness. Jonas Apple doesn’t credit Finn’s evidence either. He believes that Roza’s just left, like everyone leaves Sean and Finn abandoned. After all, isn’t that what their mother did?
‘Bone Gap’ mourns Roza’s departure. Although she was different, foreign even, she was so beautiful, and so friendly. There was curiosity about her life in the apartment outside Sean and Finn’s house. It was evident that Finn mooned after her; isn’t that what he does always? ‘Sidetracked’, ‘Moon Face’, ‘Space Boy’- that’s what the people of Bone Gap call him.
He’s friendly with that Priscilla (Petey) though, and she’s unfriendly with everyone. It’s a shame about her face too, consider the people of Bone Gap. She seems to believe Finn about the Crow Man, the man in black made of concrete who seized Roza…. Sean, Finn’s brother, however, will not talk about Roza. It was obvious that Roza and Sean cared about each other, so why is he so hidden? Why won’t he help Finn find her? Thereafter, where is Roza? What is she going through?
‘Bone Gap‘ is a tale of magic, equality, finding your own voice, being respected and being loved. It is a brilliant, throat-clutching, longing tale. We recommend this book for older, young adult, readers only.