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Cannonball 29: Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic by Jeff Smith

Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One VolumeBone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume by Jeff Smith
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I really don’t get all the fuss about Bone. I mean, sure, the characters are cute, but I have to say that I found the actual story pretty trite and done a million times over.

The story starts with the three Bone cousins: Fone Bone (our hero), Smiley Bone (the buffoon), and Phoney Bone (the libertine). They’re being run out of town because Phoney Bone, while running for mayor, ended up making a bunch of people sick and destroying a statue of the town’s founder. During a locust storm, the Bones get separated, and Fone Bone winds up in a lush valley. He meets a girl, Thorn, and her grandmother, Gran’ma Ben, but all is not as it seems.

Once again, the illustrations were adorable, but the story was just… meh. It’s bad fantasy with great illustrations.

I can write long, rave reviews about good books and even longer rants about bad ones, but when it comes to the middlin’ ones, all I can really say is: Meh.

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