Bone Music by David Almond Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): This wonderful tale transports the reader from the city to the forests and fells of Northern England. Under a boundless starry sky, the unforgettable Sylvia Carr reconnects with the ancient past and discovers what it really means to be young in the world today.

Sylvia, brave hearted and rebellious, moves into wild Northumberland from the city of Newcastle. She feels alien in this huge, silent, seemingly empty landscape, but then she meets Gabriel, a strange yet familiar boy. As they roam the forests and fells together, she sees nature with new eyes. She becomes aware that the past is all around her, and is deep inside herself. From the wing of a dead buzzard, they create a hollow bone – the kind of flute that was created and used in rituals in the distant past.

I received this book from NetGalley and Hachette Children’s Group in exchange for an honest review. I have given Bone Music by David Almond three out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️

I have now read two books by David Almond and can easily say that his writing is so poetic and whimsical, I really like the flow and style . However, I tend to get a little too caught up and carried away with his style that I find myself having to re-read certain parts of the book because I didn’t take in the last page or two prior.

David Almond’s writing is definitely my favourite part when reading his books, I remember pointing this out when I read his book called: The Colour of the Sun. Unfortunately, I didn’t feel a connection with any of his characters in this book and I find that’s always a key part of enjoying a book which is why I have only given this book three stars.

This was a fast, magical read which I enjoyed devouring on a cosy Sunday and hope that whoever picks this book up enjoys it too.

Have you read any books by David Almond? If so, which ones have you read? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy reading,

Claire 📚

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