Bones & All

  • by Camille DeAngelis
  • Narrated by Julia Knippen
  • 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Maren Yearly is a young woman who wants the same things we all do. She wants to be someone people admire and respect. She wants to be loved. But her secret, shameful needs have forced her into exile. She hates herself for the bad thing she does, for what it's done to her family and her sense of identity; for how it dictates her place in the world and how people see her - how they judge her. She didn't choose to be this way.
Because Maren Yearly doesn't just break hearts, she devours them. Ever since her mother found Penny Wilson's eardrum in her mouth when Maren was just two years old, she knew life would never be normal for either of them. Love may come in many shapes and sizes, but for Maren, it always ends the same-with her hiding the evidence and her mother packing up the car.
But when her mother abandons her the day after her 16th birthday, Maren goes looking for the father she has never known, and finds much more than she bargained for along the way.
Faced with a world of fellow eaters, potential enemies, and the prospect of love, Maren realizes she isn't only looking for her father, she's looking for herself.
Camille DeAngelis' Bones & All is an astonishingly original coming-of-age tale that is at once a gorgeously written horror story as well as a mesmerizing meditation on female power and sexuality.


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What did you love best about Bones & All?

It was an interesting and really weird story...Maren is a tough little cookie...good thing or she would have never survived this...

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bones & All?

The ending when she warns him....the ending line of this book was awesome!

What about Julia Knippenā€™s performance did you like?

I have listened to several of Julia's performances...she was actually the reason I gave this book a chance....and I am glad I did!

If you could take any character from Bones & All out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I dont think this is an appropriate question for this book..LMAO!!!!!

Any additional comments?

** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

This is an interesting take of cannibalism in everyday society...Maren has been this way since birth, causing her mom to move around all the time to protect her child....well when Maren turns 16...her mom has had enough and leaves her to fend for herself...leaving a note saying she was sorry, and some cash with Maren's birth certificate....Maren goes in search of her mother, and her unknown father...meeting others like her along the way and learning there is more people out there like her than she had ever known..


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- anne


Maren has a secret.

This is an amazing coming of age story of a gentle,sensitive and insecure girl with a unique dilemma. She eats people. Abandoned at age 16, she sets off to find her father and hopefully the truth behind her actions. She discovers love and acceptance from others and within herself along the way.

Ms. DeAngelis' dialogue and descriptive writing is a pleasure to read. I was quickly drawn in to the story. The characters' personalities and emotional depths are fantastically developed and defined. I feel like I know Maren and hope to meet up with her again, soon!

This is not a fairy tale with a "they live happily ever after". In fact, I was somewhat disappointed with the surprise topsy-turvy ending. But life so on and so does Maren.

I am SO glad I had today off because once I started I did not put it down. Julia Knippen's narration was incredible. It was her soft-spoken rendition of Maren and her ability to make all the characters come through that made the book come to life. Bravo to Ms. DeAngelis and Ms. Knippen for a book well done.

This book was gifted to me by the author, narrator and/or publisher via AudioBlast in exchange for an unbiased review.

I truly enjoyed this book and will gladly pay for a sequel and the opportunity to visit with Maren again.
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- Kathren

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-03-2015
  • Publisher: Camille DeAngelis