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The Road of Bones Hardcover – Jul 4 2006

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday UK (July 4 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385610637
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385610636
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 22.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 381 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,886,880 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This ambitious book is a rare achievement ... Subtle, stimulating and morally complex but it is also evocative and convincing: we feel keenly the chill of both soulless hegemony and its frozen wastes" The Sunday Times "It carries lessons to be re-assimilated by young readers - how society can be deceived, how people can become powerless and how tyranny can breed tyranny" The Bookseller "A hybrid of political concern and an excruciatingly exciting adventure-thriller, Anne Fine's The Road of Bones could easily be described as a Magnum Opus ... The Road of Bones might be cold in setting but at heart glows with an intensity of warmth, passion, fervour and belief, it is the novel that all should resolve to read" -- Jake Hope Achuka "The Road of Bones is a startling achievement, not least for its refusal to wrap it all up into a neat and tidy happy ending. It will leave its young readers with a great deal to think about. Most children will know of the Holocaust, but few will realise how many perished during Stalin's purges. This alone is a story worth telling. Cleverly though, The Road of Bones also makes its warnings contemporary, timeless even" "Beneath its cold white cover a story of magnitude unfolds" -- Diane Samuels Guardian --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Anne Fine is a two-time winner of the prestigious Carnegie Medal and the author of many acclaimed books for children, including Flour Babies, The Tulip Touch, and the Robin Williams movie hit Mrs. Doubtfire.

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Intriguing Look at Stalinist Russia Sept. 23 2010
By Carey Hagan - Published on
Format: Hardcover
"When a man's youth has been kicked and starved out of him, it can't be put back" (208). Yuri is a teenager living in a sort-of Russia under the dictatorship of a sort-of Stalin leader, and mere survival is a challenge, physically and emotionally. Accustomed to brutally hard labor at a young age, he's then exiled to a work camp in the middle of nowhere for basically no valid reason. He realizes that he's nothing but a "cog in a vast national machine," and that his young life is worthless to the political figures for whom he suffers. I liked that this was told from the perspective of a teenager - it seemed credible and well-told. This would be an interesting novel to pair with A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn. A good read, especially for teens or adults who enjoy historical fiction or dystopian fiction.
Five Stars Oct. 13 2015
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Great book for kids. Must be read to kids by parents.
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