Not Even Bones
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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.
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
Asian / Latinx (Chilean) / White
separated mother and father
Cybils Awards, 2018, Finalist, Young Adult (Speculative Fiction)
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2018
Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth, 2018
monsters; dissection; black market; kidnapping; murder; survival; Peru
Schaeffer, Rebecca, "Not Even Bones" (2018). Diverse Families. 1701.