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Annliya, King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls

Bone Talk

Bone Talk is an nontraditional tale set in the tropical Philippines. Candy Gourlay felt as though the Philippines weren't represented properly in modern literature which led her to narrate this story. It follows the Bontok people as they face change in their friendships and where their loyalties lie.
As I began this book, I was fairly confused about who the different characters were (but throughout the book it became slightly clearer), what was happening and what surprised me the most was how we were introduced to the main action of the book before we as readers connected with the characters.
One of the main themes of the book was change. Samkad was becoming older, new characters were integrated whose cultures differentiated from the traditional methods of the people and also the way they shift mindsets from who the real enemies were so it was enjoyable for the readers to see new perspectives and the growth of our young protagonists.
Overall, Bone Talk was a pleasurable read.

Posted on: 1st April 2019 at 04:22 pm

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