Small Bones

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Small Bones

Small Bones There s nothing to stop a small person from dreaming big Dot whose name reflects her stature has always had big dreams she wants to be a dress designer like Mary Quant but her dreams have to be put

  • Title: Small Bones
  • Author: Vicki Grant
  • ISBN: 9781459806535
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Paperback
  • There s nothing to stop a small person from dreaming big.Dot, whose name reflects her stature, has always had big dreams she wants to be a dress designer like Mary Quant but her dreams have to be put on hold while she searches for the truth about her parents She gets a job as a seamstress at a lakeside resort in rural Ontario and falls hard for Eddie, a charming local boyThere s nothing to stop a small person from dreaming big.Dot, whose name reflects her stature, has always had big dreams she wants to be a dress designer like Mary Quant but her dreams have to be put on hold while she searches for the truth about her parents She gets a job as a seamstress at a lakeside resort in rural Ontario and falls hard for Eddie, a charming local boy who is equal parts helpful and distracting as Dot investigates her past Searching for answers to questions about her birth, Dot learns than she ever wanted to about the terrible effects of war, the legacy of deceit and the enduring nature of love.

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    1. ShortReviews on said:

      Out of the "Secrets" series, this book was the least one I liked. I didn't care for Dot, she was too meh in my opinion. I didn't even finish the book properly - halfway in, I just skipped to the end chapters just to see what happened to her.

    2. Corrie McMurtry on said:

      I really liked this book. the love story was just so cute and I figured her not telling anyone who she was would come back to bite Dot but it didn't not really. just a good book about people looking out for each other even if it is a bit misguided. I just couldn't put it down I needed to know what happened.

    3. Sarit on said:

      THIS WAS ACTUALLYpretty good!y'all should read this!Needed more Eddie. (Even though Eddie was mentioned on literally every page)(I want a page with just the name Eddie. That would be good.)

    4. Melissa (YA Book Shelf) on said:

      I loved this book so much. The meet-cute between the boy (as he's called for the beginning of the book) and Dot is so incredibly adorable and hilarious at the same time. It's the kind of book that will make you understand why someone might hear the name of the boy they like every time the sewing machine they're working on moves ahead with stitching up a seam, fixing a hem, or any other mending task they're completing. As one would expect, Dot is flawed. She has an over active imagination that sh [...]

    5. Kate Stericker on said:

      The first half of this book, where Dot settles into her new town and strikes up the courtship with Eddie, is so slow-paced that I came to expect that the whole book would be disappointing. However, once Dot latches on to the mystery of her birth and the threads start coming together, the book transformed into a surprisingly compelling mystery. I was fully absorbed by the end and found the solution satisfying and unexpected. I'll likely check out some other books in the Seven Secrets series, but [...]

    6. Carla on said:

      There’s nothing to stop a small person from dreaming big.Dot, whose name reflects her stature, has always had big dreams—she wants to be a dress designer like Mary Quant—but her dreams have to be put on hold while she searches for the truth about her parents. She gets a job as a seamstress at a lakeside resort in rural Ontario and falls hard for Eddie, a charming local boy who is equal parts helpful and distracting as Dot investigates her past. Searching for answers to questions about her [...]

    7. Joyce on said:

      I liked the character and the story, and enjoyed Vicki Grant's portrayal of Dot's development. Still, it's hard to suspend disbelief at all the coincidences in the story, and the denouement is pretty unspectacular; in fact, a few weeks later and it's a bit of work to remember how it all went. So not really super-remarkable.

    8. South Brunswick High School Library on said:

      In the 1950s, Dot boards a train to her new life, or perhaps to find the family who left her at the orphanage that she has called home for the past sixteen years. Landing in the resort town of Buckminster, Dot takes a job as a seamstress and begins to piece the mystery of her past. A solid mystery for reluctant readers.

    9. Madeleine on said:

      I felt like this book was extremely cliche at some points (i won't go into details because spoilers) but I still liked it and flew through it. Not my favorite, probably won't reread, but still enjoyable.

    10. Cmrice on said:

      Plot: The story opens in 1947, with an eerie drop-off of a baby at an orphanage several hours from a small town. The story quickly zooms ahead to 17 years later, where we meet a young girl named Dot, who has grown up at the orphanage (until it burns down), and is basically told that she has aged out of the system. However, she is given a clue to her past when she receives a piece of clothing she was bundled in when she arrived at the orphanage. She receives a man’s coat containing initials, an [...]

    11. Wisteriouswoman on said:

      The thing I enjoyed most was the mystery she was trying to solve. The author tries hard to set it in a particular time period in Canada. The 60's isn't something you see in YA fiction much and it is a good change from all the fantasy and futuristic novels out there. Young people need to know a bit about war veterans and PTSD whether it is WWI, WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, or Iraq. You never see the trauma of war in all the fighting video games out there. You see it on the streets of every big city in [...]

    12. Mckenzie Richardson on said:

      I received an ARC of this book from LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review.This book is part of the Secrets series, which are seven books written by seven different authors about the aftermath of a fire that burns down the Benevolent Home for Necessitous Girls and the outcomes of the seven oldest girls there. I'm not sure about you, but that sounds like a pretty great idea for a book series.In this book, we follow Dot as she tries to figure out who her birth parents are.The book has a gre [...]

    13. Betsy Kipnis on said:

      This author reminds me of Harper Lee. "Small Bones" by Vicki Grant is such a great read for 12+ audiences! An artful mystery unfolds in Buckminster, a cottage community where wealthy teens go to work and learn the value of a dollar. Written in first-person point of view we meet Dot a young seamstress whose life must change in order for her to have the dignity she deserves in life. Like stitches being unsewn, stitch by stitch, the story of Dot, an orphaned child and now grown teenager is revealed [...]

    14. Raye on said:

      I got an ARC of Small Bones awhile ago but I misplaced it. As soon as I found it I picked it up and read it. I am so happy that I finally found it and read it because it was good.I’m not exactly sure why, but for some reason I wasn’t expecting much from this book. I honestly have no idea why that is. Maybe that is why I liked it as much as I did. When I first finished it I gave it four stars, but as I started writing this review, I dropped it down to three.It was a fast read because I didn [...]

    15. Cecily Kyle on said:

      I am really enjoying this type of series!! The secret series that you can read in any order and is written by different authors yet they are connected by the orphanage that burned down. I really like this idea and really look forward to reading about the other girls and their journey into the world for the first time, figuring out who they are and what led them to the orphanage in the first place.Easy quick read and a great mystery to solve. I think I like this series even more because you grow [...]

    16. Kkharvey on said:

      Another knockout for the Secrets series. This is my fifth out of a total of seven, and its among my favourites. Although I found it partially predictable, I was so quickly sucked into this mystery, I couldn't put the book down (and finished it within an afternoon).A great cast of characters within the story added a variety of different dimensions to the mystery. I only wish I found Dot's silence of her own origin to be a little more believable. There were times when I did not understand why she [...]

    17. Jovdb on said:

      Another in the Secrets series.In this one, we follow the story of Dot. She is given, along with the envelope of money, the great coat she was wrapped in on arrival and a monogrammed spoon found in the pocket. The label in the coat details a famous clothier based in a small resort town n rural Ontario.Dot heads for this town, gets a job as a seamstress. Like other books in the series, she meets a very nice young man, Eddie, who helps her to uncover the secrets of her birth and the story of why sh [...]

    18. Darlene Wilson on said:

      Dot, whose name reflects her stature, has always had big dreams—she wants to be a dress designer but her dreams have to be put on hold while she searches for the truth about her parents. She gets a job as a seamstress at a lakeside resort in rural Ontario and falls hard for Eddie, a charming local boy who is equal parts helpful and distracting as Dot investigates her past. Searching for answers to questions about her birth, Dot learns more than she ever wanted to about the terrible effects of [...]

    19. Rich Wagner on said:

      An orphanage burns down and as the residents scatter they seek to find out their origins.In this story the girl finds many secrets are being covered up by the townspeople about her birth.But as her and her new boyfriend investigate they eventually uncover the truth.This book was ok.It was difficult at times to keep track of all the characters and at times it seemed a bit juvenile. But it keeps you guessing until the big reveal. I am going to check out other entries in the series to see how the t [...]

    20. Kristy on said:

      Wasn't expecting to like this young adult novel about an orphan investigating her family origins in a small Canadian resort town in the 1960s. Nicely told with a perfect mix of romance, teenage awkwardness, misunderstandings, and family secrets. Definitely a case of "don't judge a book by the cover" since the cover looks like a silly chick lit kind of thing. A very satisfying coming-of-age mystery that even manages to stick the landing.

    21. Ashley on said:

      A cute little fast read! Little twist and turns throughout. An adorable little budding relationship. I absolutely enjoyed every bit of this book. It was realistic and the emotions were so true. Dot is flawed which makes her an absolutely perfect main character. Any girl her age would do what she had done.

    22. Shona on said:

      This book had a very different feeling from the other two in this series I've read. The scope of the story was smaller, but the portrayal of PTSD and the effects of veterans coming back from war was very well done. I felt that the end was severely truncated and could have been much more clearly defined, but the ambiguity seems like a purposeful choice.

    23. Crystal Ellyson on said:

      I received this ARC copy of this book through librarything early review giveaway and also to give a honest review for the book. I gave this book five stars because I really enjoyed it. It was a quick read for me and I couldn't put it down. I really found the characters amazing and I also love the setting of the time period of the book.

    24. Jessalyn King on said:

      This series is super interesting. Especially since each book could be read alone, but it's really interesting how everything that happens with each of the 7 characters has relevance to the other books (and the more you read of them, the more of the scene is painted).

    25. Beyond Words on said:

      4.5 rating. This was a book like no other and fantastic. Some things in it were a little predictable but also so mind exploding. I love the style of writing and how these wonderful words make this extraordinary book.

    26. Jenn Foley on said:

      Audio book. Started out really well but was disappointed with the latter half of the book mostly due to the lack of Dot's character development as the story progressed. Overall though still an okay read when you're looking for something quick.

    27. Lata on said:

      Liked this one much more than "Innocent"; liked the main character except for one instance when she acts like a total idiot and drama queen.

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