Swallowing Stones by Joyce Mcdonald
Book Review by Michael Bort
Swallowing Stones a book by Joyce Mcdonald is about a boy who fires a gun while having a little fun on his birthday, little did he know that bullet came from the sky and killed a man.
My favorite part about this book is the swapping of the characters between chapters, for example, chapters one, two, and three will be about Michael and the next would be about Jenna. This story has one of my pet peeves which is leaving the end of the book on a hanger and not knowing what happens next.
The novel is very relatable at times, especially when Michael is struggling with the guilt of accidentally killing someone. His symbolism of Swallowing the Stone makes you realize you may have to take a chance and receive the consequence that comes after.
This book even gets fantasizing and confusing at times with the dreams and the Ghost Tree which is something I like, trying to figure out what is going on.