Butterfly Bones – Rebecca Carpenter
Release Date: November 28, 2016
Publisher: Lakewater Press
Not an easy read. Was tempted to abandon book 3 times. A very small, social outcast, high schooler who suffers from a bone disease is bullied at school and ignored by her only living relative – her father. I found the constant bullying heartbreaking though the main character had entertaining witty comebacks. Nothing wrong with the writing, in fact it is written very well, I just didn’t enjoy the subject of the book. I think many others will enjoy it though.
I received an Advance Reader copy of this book from the publisher but was not required to review or influenced in the terms of my review.
Bethany should be dead, just like the doctors predicted. But along came the butterflies, altering the order of nature. And now nature is hell bent on revenge. Because when fate’s path is disrupted, it’s only a matter of time before balance must be restored. At birth, Bethany Keatley was diagnosed with a rare bone disease and sent home from the hospital to die. Despite losing her mother to cancer before she turned two, Bethany defeated her prognosis and now, at fifteen, with hindered growth making her appear ten years old, she is alive and well thanks to the hormone injections which her scientist father developed. But if growing up isn’t hard enough already, being small makes her a target and a social outcast. The only way she’s been able to escape her high school tormenters so far is by working hard, achieving good grades, and through her unusual friendship with star football player Jeremiah Wright. That is until a misunderstanding with new girl Zoey Margold. Beautiful and brazen, Zoey and her followers make it their focus to break Bethany. Yet dealing with the bullies becomes the least of Bethany’s worries. The mice on which her dad tests the butterfly hormone are showing side effects no one saw coming and now her plan to leave the small minded town of Springs, Georgia and become a scientist has all but shattered. Her world becomes a prison and her existence a life sentence. But nature has her own plans for Bethany. Haunting. Twisted. Incredible. Like nothing you’ve ever read before.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Rebecca Carpenter is a native of western Colorado. She is married with two grown children and four awesome grandchildren. She owns and runs a large childcare center where she shares her love for books. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, and exploring the beautiful mountains of Colorado.