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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

TBR Tuesday (8): The Kneebone Boy

I have a lot of books I've bought or received in a fury of excitement, only to have them languish on the shelves.  This is one of those books.

The Kneebone Boy
by Ellen Potter

Life in a small town can be pretty boring when everyone avoids you like the plague. But after their father unwittingly sends them to stay with an aunt who’s away on holiday, the Hardscrabble children take off on an adventure that begins in the seedy streets of London and ends in a peculiar sea village where legend has it a monstrous creature lives who is half boy and half animal. . . .
In this wickedly dark, unusual, and compelling novel, Ellen Potter masterfully tells the tale of one deliciously strange family and a secret that changes everything.

I did a teaser of this one for Back to School Week, and I loved the style of it.  I wanted to read it right then, but there just wasn't time.  Now it's languishing on a shelf, but I hope to get to it soon.
So, what do you guys think?  Anyone read this?  What's on your tbr pile?


  1. I loved this brief and to the point review! It was refreshing in our world of wordiness! LOL Sounds like a good 'tweenish book. One I'd even enjoy reading...
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  2. Never heard of this book before, but it sounds darkly cute, if that makes sense. I hope you get to it sooN! :-)

  3. Aww it sounds so cute! I like! :)

  4. I haven't read this one, and I haven't seen a lot of it around. I have to say though, the premise sounds interesting. Hmmm....yet another book to add to the TBR list.

  5. Sounds really interesting.. This book will get a nice spot on my TBR-list too (:


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