Bones & All by Camille DeAngelis

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Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

I present to you, a book with a hint of cannibalism, wrote by an author who is vegan!  A hint, a dash but actually maybe a cup full of cannibalism is what you will find in this recipe Camille DeAngleis has brought to the table.

Maren has had an issue since she was a baby.  Anytime anyone who has cared for her a little too much, she finds she cannot stop herself from eating them.  My first thoughts about this was that she was going to end up being some sort of mythical creature in the end.  As I found out, no.  No, she is a normal 16 year old cannibalistic girl…and she isn’t the only one. The main character Maren eats people. That isn’t a spoiler, it happens on the first page.

After her mom abandons her, leaving her with only money and her birth certificate, Maren goes looking for her father, whom she has never met,  but finds more than she bargained for along the way.   Maren realizes she isn’t just looking for her father, she is looking for herself.

I have never read anything like this before.  I felt sad instead of frightened for this girl I had just found out, happens to eat people.  It made me think of a lot of questions that weren’t answered in the book.  To me it seemed, these cannibals, could eat a person quite fast!  Then, somehow left no blood?  Did they use a straw or what?

The book wasn’t grotesque as you may be thinking right now.  I honestly didn’t know what this book was about when I picked it up off the shelf.  It will leave your mind reeling in the end, but in a good, fictional way!

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