Laura Ruby is the writer of the novel Bone and Gap. The book has won her 20016 Printz Award. She has blended the story on Finn O’Sullivan, who is a high school senior. He has a nickname Moonface. It is given by the townies. He gets this nickname because of his inability to watch people in eyes. Sean is the older brother of Finn and Finn lives with him. Both the brothers get attracted towards a beautiful Polish girl named Roza. The magical and delicate myth is beautifully narrated in the novel. When it was announced that Ruby is getting the Printz Award, several interviewers came forward to ask her questions and comments about the book.
One of the interviewers asked Ruby, how she felt and what was the first thing came in her mind when her name was announced for the award. Ruby was happy to answer the question. She told that she was thinking whether it was she. Ruby heard the committee saying that 2015 is a promising year where there were several amazing books published. The Bone Gap is a mind blowing book. She thought that it may look like an odd book, and she was not sure that it would make a great effect when it got published.
Ruby was asked to whom she announced about the award at first. She told that she came to know about her award on Sunday, and she kept the news to herself till Monday morning. She feels happy to dedicate the book to two people Steve (her husband) and Anne Ursu.
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Shilpi Somaya Gowda is the author of the famous novel The Golden Sun. It is her second novel. The novel is about two childhood best friends Leena and Anil and how they choose different paths in their life. Anil moves to America from India to pursue medicine and Leena marries a person from her neighboring village. The two friends think whether they have made the right choice in their lifetime.
Shilpi Somaya Gowda asks the universal question how cultural expectation and family shape a life of a person in this novel. The Golden Sun is an excellent book that remains as a knowledgeable family saga.
Shilpi Somaya Gowda was lives in California and was born in Canada. She has described the life of Indian people in the best way in her book. In an interview, she was questioned regarding this.
Shilpi Somaya Gowda told that she knew a long list of immigrants. Her grandfather has left India to establish a trading business in a foreign country that is East Africa. And her parents were basically from India. They left India and got settled in Canada. She got settled in the United States for her higher education in a popular university, and she started to live since that time. She added that she was able to share about multiple cultures in her book out of her own experience. Whenever she visits India, she feels like she is visiting her hometown and something close to her heart. She believes that she has some strong connection to India from her heart.
Shilpi Somaya Gowda told that she has got her children to India, and they seem to get adapted easily with the culture and family rhythms.
The writer has mentioned about immigration in her book. She was interviewed how she perceived the idea of immigration to North America. Shilpi Somaya Gowda told she has come across numerous people who immigrate for various challenges and opportunities.
It is almost a universal theme to immigrate to another country as a result of reacting to a particular situation. She told that both America and Canada is developed on a tradition where family history features a resettling and personal uprooting. It is the reason the western society remains so innovative, rich and strong and it is well known by all people.
She was asked about how she managed to include a lot of information regarding medical field in her novel. Shilpi Somaya Gowda told that it is easy for her to write a person’s high school and education on medicine as the story is revolving around a young doctor. She researched lots and interviewed several doctors to provide real time effect. She feels thankful to the physicians and doctors who helped her in writing the novel.
Friday Barns: Girl Detective is written by R.A. Spratt. If you want to expose your child to kid’s version of Sherlock Holmes detective stories, then you have to read this book to them. It is written by an Australian writer. The writer is an author of a popular award winning series – Nanny Piggins. She has developed Friday Barnes: Girl Detective novel similar to an intriguing and likable heroine. It is a breezy and lighthearted mystery. The novel sounds like an eleven-year-old girl performing tasks of Sherlock Holmes at a classy boarding school.
Friday is the daughter of brilliant and busy parents. She was born in an unexpected manner, and her parents name her the next day she was born. She was born on Thursday, but her parents did not mind and named her Friday. She is an active young girl and helps her uncle Bernie to resolve a crime. She spends most of her time with her own devices and enjoys investigation. Her uncle Bernie rewarded some money for assisting him, and she used for joining in a large and exclusive Highcrest Academy.
She finds various mysteries in her school. Though she wants to remain in the safe corner, she cannot remain without solving the challenges. Some challenges that left to be revealed include homework assignments remain missing, placement of fake history presentations, and a beautiful clock lost from the desk of the Headmaster. Friday is naturally gifted with Sherlockian abilities, and she uses rightly in her school to solve some challenging mysteries. She also gets adequate assistance and support from her roommate – Melanie Pelly. The characters present in the novel are entertaining and fun. But the entire novel talks and discusses a typical boarding school.
While you read the novel, you can find several usual incidences we have come across. The novel will have been better if it has some snappy and smart incidence. The plotting of the story is clever, and characters are explained in a clear manner. It is good for readers who have not read through detective kind of stories. It teaches the children about the investigation. It will surely make the readers keep reading again and again. It is interesting and worth for the school level kids. Friday Barns: Girl Detective was published on January 19, 2016.
It is the first series. Hope the writer creates more series under this title.