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  1. says:

    I knew I'd love his book before I read it and I was right Just the blurb was enough to suck me in The Line through the middle of town is a force to be reckoned with Tracy Wymer does an incredible job of actually making The Line a powerful and believable main character I especially love the story's prose so wonderful The words and the story flow like water and the originality will keep you spellbound Derby and Zora completely captured my heartIt's a fast read and one I'm sure you'll enjoy


  2. says:

    A MUST read for all young readers Wymer hit one out of the park with The Color of Bones Highly recommend


  3. says:

    On his way home from school twelve year old Derby comes across a pile of human bones with the skull sitting on the very top He can’t escape the feeling that he skull is watching him He soon learns that there is no way to remove the bones; the sheriff has already tried The bones are sitting on the line and the line won’t let anyone near them The line separates the north side of town from the South side of town and woe be it to anyone who tries to cross from one side to the other Derby son of the mayor on the north side is a likable kid with a healthy respect for authority He doesn’t deliberately set out to challenge the line But when he makes the acuaintance of south sider Zora who has a pitching arm the likes of which Derby has never seen and a smile that “stretches across the playground and makes everything brighter” some inner sense compels him to challenge that authority and leads him down a path with no return Or is there?It is a fast paced and beautifully written book I was engrossed from the first page and didn’t put it down until the end It is suitable for all middle grade readers


  4. says:

    This book is a little gem The Line is an interesting concept and I loved that it was portrayed as a living human like entity Though the book was shorter than I would have liked it was engrossing


  5. says:

    It may be a children's book but it is not childish at all It teaches a good lesson for all of us and I had a hard time putting it downt


  6. says:

    The Story Derby lives on the Northside of town He has never set foot on the Southside because of “the line” It is an actual living breathing line that separates the town and kills anyone who steps over it It appeared a generation ago and no one knows anything about it To Derby it is just a way of life On his way home from school one day he is shocked to find a pile of bones with a skull on top stacked exactly on the center of the line Who put it there and how? He begins studying the line testing it He dares to do what nobody else has ever done tempt itOne day he sees a girl standing on the Southside watching his exertions His interest in her grows and soon she is all he thinks about When Derby’s father finds out he decides that the two sides of town should be even separate and he begins building a wall so that people won’t even be able to look at each other Derby becomes desperate and soon he begins to think of attempting the impossible My Thoughts A really strange but intriguing story At first I didn’t know what to think Life seems so normal but for the line What is the line? We never actually find out but we do learn a lot about it as Derby studies it First off it is alive Second it can hear understand and react to the people around it The mystery of the line is really what kept me reading There is a subplot about an accidental murder but I just wanted to learn about this intriguing line As Derby’s interest grows I wondered why he would risk so much for so little But of course the moral of the story is that he dares to do and love The character of Derby puzzled me At first I thought Derby was a girl It doesn’t refer to him in any type of gender situation so I just assumed girl But when the character starts falling for the girl from Southside I began to uestion my decision I finally concluded that Derby was a boy I also didn’t catch his age at the beginning and it wasn’t until he went to middle school that I realized his approximate age From a reader’s standpoint this type of puzzle is risky It plays with everything you think you know about a character and the book reads differently There is a great and the morale of the story is at the end of the book However I really wanted to know what the heck the line was and how it was created A uestion left hanging in the end So is it worth a read? Yes The author does a good job tying together individual storylines that add up to an interesting full story And there is always the mystery of the line


  7. says:

    The Color of BonesBy Tracy Edward Wymer172 pages – ages 9 12Published May 8th 2012 by First PitchThe Line appeared one day long ago It separated the town of Hillside creating the Northsiders the Lights and the Southsiders the Darks Anyone who crossed the Line or tried to cross the Line would die instantly or soon after trying it Derby lived on the Northside all his life His father was scarred by the Line once because he got too close to it Derby was walking home one day with his friend and they saw a pile of bones on the line It was a pyramid of human bones with a skull on the top No one knew how the bones got there or who they used to beOne day when Derby was throwing rocks for fun he saw a Southside girl throwing rocks too Even though Derby has always been told not to talk to Southsiders the kids become friends over time Derby’s father the Mayor of Hillside decides the town should build a high wall so no Northsiders can even get close to the line Derby finds that he REALLY likes the Southside girl and can’t imagine not being able to see or talk to her even if it’s over the Line and if the wall is built he’ll never be able to see her again Derby decides it’s time to cross the LineThis book was entertaining and a pretty uick read for me I think the plot of the book uses the Line to teach about racism segregation and tyranny I think it is a really interesting plot idea Derby was a great character and I think I “knew” him pretty well There was a bunch of things I wished I understood better or maybe it could have been explained better like why didn’t the people in the town just move or where did the Line come from and what exactly it was an alien? created by evil thoughts? Why couldn’t people just walk under the Line when it went in the air? I think the book would be even better if some parts of it were explained a little better The idea of the Line was cool in a monster kind of way The Line divided everything it even separated the school right down the middle It was kind of cool to imagine it I think the book may be a good one for teachers to use to talk to kids about racism


  8. says:

    This was an ok story and a uick read Whenever there is a supernatural or odd element in a story I'm always looking for the explanation or the why which this book doesn't provide There is a line dividing the middle of the town that has been there for generations They now all just accept it and don't uestion it I want to know about it When did it appear? What is it really? How did it get there? If the line only divides the town it must end somewhere so why can't you just go around it? I think I'm just too rational for fiction sometimes But for a short young adult story it kept me interested and I liked the message at the end


  9. says:

    What a story I was amazed at how the author protrays the Line Growing up in a small town in the south I lived with that line The story is so true but is told in a way that will capture your heart from the very beginning I challenge you to take that magical journey with Derby and Zora You won't be disappointed I couldn't put the book down


  10. says:

    Another book I got for free on my Kindle I actually really really loved the plot to this story There were a lot of places it could have gone it had the perfect edge of 'dark' to it and it was very enjoyable Only thing I did not like was the ending but if you are looking for a dark story that makes you feel warm and fuzzy at the same time I recommend this one


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The Color of Bones

SUMMARY The Color of Bones

Stacked on the Line he sets out to uncover the person's identity While doing so he befriends a Southside girl and soon begins to challenge the Line and the town's rules And then before he can turn back Derby goes too f The Color of BonesBy Tracy Edward Wymer172 pages – ages 9 12Published May 8th 2012 by First PitchThe Line appeared one day long ago It separated the town of Hillside creating the Northsiders the Lights and the Southsiders the Darks Anyone who crossed the Line or tried to cross the Line would die instantly or soon after trying it Derby lived on the Northside all his life His father was scarred by the Line once because he got too close to it Derby was walking home one day with his friend and they saw a pile of bones on the line It was a pyramid of human bones with a skull on the top No one knew how the bones got there or who they used to beOne day when Derby was throwing rocks for fun he saw a Southside girl throwing rocks too Even though Derby has always been told not to talk to Southsiders the kids become friends over time Derby’s father the Mayor of Hillside decides the town should build a high wall so no Northsiders can even get close to the line Derby finds that he REALLY likes the Southside girl and can’t imagine not being able to see or talk to her even if it’s over the Line and if the wall is built he’ll never be able to see her again Derby decides it’s time to cross the LineThis book was entertaining and a pretty uick read for me I think the plot of the book uses the Line to teach about racism segregation and tyranny I think it is a really interesting plot idea Derby was a great character and I think I “knew” him pretty well There was a bunch of things I wished I understood better or maybe it could have been explained better like why didn’t the people in the town just move or where did the Line come from and what exactly it was an alien created by evil thoughts Why couldn’t people just walk under the Line when it went in the air I think the book would be even better if some parts of it were explained a little better The idea of the Line was cool in a monster kind of way The Line divided everything it even separated the school right down the middle It was kind of cool to imagine it I think the book may be a good one for teachers to use to talk to kids about racism Keteknikan Videografi: Membuat Film Pendek dan Video Iklan untuk SMK Semester 1 identity While doing so he befriends a Southside girl and soon begins to challenge the Line and the town's rules And then before he can turn back Derby goes too f The Color of BonesBy Tracy Edward Wymer172 pages – ages 9 12Published May 8th 2012 by First PitchThe Line appeared one day long ago It separated the town of Hillside creating the Northsiders the Lights and the Southsiders the Darks Anyone who crossed the Line or tried to cross the Line would die Beware a Scots Revenge (School for Heiresses, instantly or soon after trying Humor Writing: Activities for the English Classroom it Derby lived on the Northside all his life His father was scarred by the Line once because he got too close to The Dewdrops ... a journey begins it Derby was walking home one day with his friend and they saw a pile of bones on the line It was a pyramid of human bones with a skull on the top No one knew how the bones got there or who they used to beOne day when Derby was throwing rocks for fun he saw a Southside girl throwing rocks too Even though Derby has always been told not to talk to Southsiders the kids become friends over time Derby’s father the Mayor of Hillside decides the town should build a high wall so no Northsiders can even get close to the line Derby finds that he REALLY likes the Southside girl and can’t The Dewdrops ... a journey begins imagine not being able to see or talk to her even Bußpredigt: Ein Krimi aus dem Bayerischen Wald if Gëzofi folës dhe Luka i vogël it’s over the Line and Two Wheels and a Map if the wall Two Wheels and a Map is built he’ll never be able to see her again Derby decides Her Wolf Savior it’s time to cross the LineThis book was entertaining and a pretty uick read for me I think the plot of the book uses the Line to teach about racism segregation and tyranny I think Set Theory Objects it Antologia del Teatro Espanol del Siglo XVI: del Palacio Al Corral is a really Y Tu Mama Tambien: Spiral (Spanish Edition) interesting plot Getting Genki In Japan: The Adventures and Misadventures of an American Family in Tokyo idea Derby was a great character and I think I “knew” him pretty well There was a bunch of things I wished I understood better or maybe The Nose on My Face it could have been explained better like why didn’t the people Waiting for the Rainbow in the town just move or where did the Line come from and what exactly Der Talisman Des Rosenkreuzers Roman it was an alien created by evil thoughts Why couldn’t people just walk under the Line when Oi! 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Ring welling up from deep inside the earth Now the Line controls the town keeping Hillside separated zapping those who come near it and killing those who dare cross it But when Derby a Northsider finds a pile of bones It may be a children's book but it is not childish at all It teaches a good lesson for all of us and I had a hard time putting it downt