Precious Bones

Precious Bones

by Mika Ashley-Hollinger
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Precious Bones 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Bonnie62 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the story line. This would be good summer reading for children and adults. Once I started reading I did not want to put it down. I had to order the book but hope Barnes & Noble will put it on the shelves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read ! It touches all your emotion's. Great character's set in a portal of time that depicts Florida's mighty swamps before it's current demise.
poinsettia More than 1 year ago
Great story telling, well written. I loved this book. Bones and Little Man and their family and friends are characters you won't forget. I feel like the curtains of time and culture were drawn back and I got to see life in the Florida swamplands 50 years ago. A very interesting book. A joy to read.
Literary_Classics_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Occasionally we come across a book which transports us to another time or place as it feeds the mind and nurtures the soul; Precious Bones is one of those joyously rare literary finds.      Precious Bones is the entrancing story of Bones, a ten year old girl growing up in the swamplands of Florida in the 1940s.  In this, her debut novel, Author Mika Ashley-Hollinger has conjured up a vividly colorful cast of characters that nearly saunter off the pages of her book to take up residence in the hearts of its readers.  Bones is a bright girl who isn't afraid of much.  But when her daddy is put in jail on charges of murder, she's afraid it will take a miracle to set him free.  With wide-eyed curiosity and wiser-than-her-years introspection, she resolves to get answers and find her own miracles.     Growing up in a small town, steeped in culture and folklore, she is embraced by a community which nurtures her inquisitive nature. Bones and her best-friend do a little sleuthing of their own as they search for evidence that will absolve her father of any wrong-doing.  Along the way she learns that sometimes one must search beneath the surface of things to find real truth . . . and that things aren't always as they seem. Precious Bones is a book that will intrigue and delight readers of all ages and is sure to become a timeless classic.  This book has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval and is highly recommended for home and school libraries.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. I highly recomend. You need to get this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Due to the fact this book only has 7 ratings, I am guessing it has been overlooked quite a bit. But that is certainky a mistake! This book will make you fall in love with Bones' sweet personality and innocent curiosity. Her lifestyle is as unique her nickname, which fits her better the more you read. It is a great mystery, seen through one of the most creative viewpoints ever. I highly reccomend!!
Skiddoodle2 More than 1 year ago
Though I've never been to the Florida swamps - let alone in 1949 - Mika Ashley-Hollinger totally transported me there, into the life of 10 year old Bones and her small family and community of fellow edge-of-swamp dwellers. I felt as though I was 10 again, following Bones past muddy ponds and palmetto roots and listening to her narrate the events that gradually endanger the slow, earthy existence she loves, threatening to break it apart. This book is full of delightful characters - from Bones's adored daddy Nolay, her friend Little Man, and war veteran Speed - as well as some shady and unpleasant ones. Bones's voice is flawlessly authentic, and every detail of the story is visceral and heartfelt. I enjoyed every minute of it, and though I finished it a couple of weeks ago, its atmosphere stays with me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book took me three days to read was so addicted to it i really loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago