The bone dragon

Alexia Casale

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Great for age 12+

Evie's shattered ribs have been a secret for the last four years. Now she has found the strength to tell her adoptive parents, and the physical traces of her past are fixed - the only remaining signs a scar on her side and a fragment of bone taken home from the hospital, which her uncle Ben helps her to carve into a dragon as a sign of her strength. Soon this ivory talisman begins to come to life at night, offering wisdom and encouragement in roaming dreams of smoke and moonlight that come to feel ever more real. As Evie grows stronger there remains one problem her new parents can't fix for her: a revenge that must be taken. And it seems that the Dragon is the one to take it. 

This subtly unsettling novel is told from the viewpoint of a fourteen-year-old girl damaged by a past she can't talk about, in a hypnotic narrative that, while giving increasing insight, also becomes increasingly unreliable.

A blend of psychological thriller and fairy tale, The Bone Dragon explores the fragile boundaries between real life and fantasy, and the darkest corners of the human mind.

 

The bone dragon by Alexia Casale was nominated for the Best Book for Teens in 2014 and the Branford Boase Award in 2014. It has an age rating of 12+ years on TheBookSeekers. There are currently no reviews for this book on this site. Click on the + buttons to include your own ratings!

 

The bone dragon is categorised as fiction. It was created especially for YA readers.

Genres: Psychological fiction

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