Not Even Bones

Not Even Bones

By Rebecca Schaeffer

Nita doesn’t murder supernatural beings and sell their body parts on the internet–her mother does that. Nita just dissects the bodies after they’ve been “acquired.” Until her mom brings home a live specimen and Nita decides she wants out; dissecting a scared teenage boy is a step too far. But when she decides to save her mother’s victim, she ends up sold in his place–because Nita herself isn’t exactly “human.” Now on the other side of the bars, if she wants to escape, Nita must ask herself if she’s willing to become the worst kind of monster.

Blog Discussion: Do the ends justify the means? Are Nita’s actions justified in her effort to stay alive?

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6 thoughts on “Not Even Bones

  1. I believe it is survival of the fittest. Although Nita killed all those people, especially at the end while she and Kovit burned the pier, she did it to survive. Nita was captured and was going to be killed, she only killed others because she valued her life! I believe Nita’s action were justified in the end but that is just my personal opinion. If she was not sold to the black market, then she would have no means to kill anyone especially since she saved the live victim her mother caught instead of being a murderer.
    All in all I personally really loved this book and will definitely be buying it at the book store. The story and especially the characters were amazing and i even developed a good relationship with the characters pretty quickly while i was reading! I HIGHLY recommend you read this creative book even if you aren’t an active reader!

  2. This book was definitely enticing and lead me to not want to ever put it down, so I highly recommend it to others. But, I don’t think that Nita’s actions were justified just for the purpose of her survival. Obviously, you usually value your own life over others, and that’s normal, because you’re not them, but I don’t think that makes it right to have killed so many people for just your own single life. Nita also wasn’t much more of a good person than anyone else she killed either, so I don’t think that does justice for the situation.

  3. I absolutely love this book, i would definitely recommend this book to others. I think Nita’s actions are justified, because in their world its basically kill or be killed. Yes, some of her actions were uncalled for and yes she did dissect people for a living and well yes she did enjoy doing so but i believe that if a person loves what they are doing do it, except for real life that’s bad and a person shouldn’t dissect other people.

  4. Whoa! I’m just baffled.
    From the gruesome scenes to the adventures, there was so much to take in. Throughout the story, there were parts that I was confused on. For example, why did the mom bring in a live boy instead of a dead one? Or what happened to the mom after Nita got kidnapped? It seemed like she just disappeared, not knowing that her daughter was missing.
    To be honest, the scenes was not as gruesome as I thought they were going to be. Even though the author perfectly described the scenes in dept, they just weren’t as bad. It’s probably because I’ve read worse, but who knows?
    So much suspense and mysteries plots occurred, bringing me to the edge of my seat.
    What really got me was the cliffhanger at the end. Like what?! Who would’ve knew that Frabricio would come back, haha.
    I heard that there was a second book to this story, so I’ll be checking that out! (I may be wrong, so correct me if it is)
    I would only recommend this book to people who enjoy dark and murderous theme, with a hint of fantasy. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, and that’s okay. Sometimes, you just have to take a step back or perhaps go out of your boundaries.

  5. I believe that Nita’s actions were justified by her will to live. In this situation, Nita experiences an event she usually participates in with the aftermath of her mother. Her actions of surviving are justified with the basic concept that people do not want to die. In most cases, people would agree that killing in order to stay alive is acceptable. On top of that, Nita had mainly killed people who tried to kill her or are generally bad. She didn’t murder people just because they were in her way. However, scenes where Nita made the conscious decision to hack up bodies, seemed like they were for her pleasure rather than survival of the fittest. All in all, I believe Nita’s actions are justified. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a good read. This book was difficult to put down and had my interest from the beginning. I believe this book would be a great fit for both active and non-active readers.

  6. I believe that Nita’s actions were justified . If she had not set that fire there was little to no chance her and kovit would have survived. Not only was it their lives that were saved but countless more people who would not fall victim to the market because due to the fire the market no longer exists. Mirella also got something good as the result of Nita’s actions, justice. Due to the fire many of the bad people who were responsible for the torture of Mirella and many others fled the market and Mirella was able to kill them off. I think that when you think about the bigger the sacrifice was worth it.

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