The Bone Collector’s Son
The Bone Collector's Son is about a teenage boy growing up in Vancouver's Chinatown in 1907. After moving to Canada from China with his father, Bing-wing Chan, or Bing, is confused and afraid. Because of his father's gambling debts, Bing is forced to stop going to school and help his father dig up the bones of dead Chinese workers, in order to send them home to China and their families. When they dig up a headless skeleton, strange things start to happen. Things get even weirder when Bing escapes his job as a bone collector to become a houseboy in a rich, white family's haunted household. The Bone Collector's Son is sad, scary, intriguing, and strange! It's a good book to read while you're on a road trip or bored, but maybe not so good for a late-night babysitting job! Serious one moment, spine tingling the next, this book keeps you thinking and wondering the whole way through!
Introduction By: Emma L. Age 13
Quill & Quire Review
- Shortlisted: City of Vancouver Book Award 2004
- Shortlisted: Surrey Book of the Year