Not Even Bones

Title

Not Even Bones

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781328863546

Pages

359 pages

Genre

supernatural

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Nita's mother hunts monsters and, after Nita dissects and packages them, sells them online, but when Nita follows her conscience to help a live monster escape, she is sold on the black market in his place.

Grade Level

9-12

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Separation; Family member death; Family violence; Biracial; Bilingual; separated parents; death of a father; abusive mother; physical abuse; biracial teenager; bilingual teenager

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Asian / Latinx (Chilean) / White

Family Formation

separated mother and father

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2018, Finalist, Young Adult (Speculative Fiction)
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2018
Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth, 2018

Keywords

monsters; dissection; black market; kidnapping; murder; survival; Peru

Diversity Impact

indirect

Not Even Bones

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