Synopses & Reviews
Bone's Gift allows her to see the stories in everyday objects. Can she use it to figure out why her best friend, Will Kincaid, suddenly lost his voice at age five? This supernatural historical mystery is the second title in the acclaimed and emotionally resonant Ghosts of Ordinary Objects series--now in paperback
In a southern Virginia coal-mining town in October 1942, twelve-year-old Bone Phillips is learning to control her Gift: she can see the history of a significant object when she touches it. When her best friend, Will Kincaid, asks Bone to "read" the history of his daddy's jelly jar, Bone is afraid. Even before Bone touches it, she can feel that the jar has its own strange power. With her mother dead, her father gone to war, and Aunt Mattie's assault looming over Bone, she can't bear the idea of losing Will too. As Will's obsession with the jelly jar becomes dangerous, Bone struggles to understand the truth behind the jar and save him. Featuring a beautiful, compelling voice, this novel weaves a story of mystery, family, and ultimately, love.