Bonez by Mr. Roses is an enchanting tale about friendship, family, and chasing dreams. With an honest and heart-warming protagonist, this tale will win your heart with its superior storytelling. All seems to be going well for Bonez —he has a first girlfriend he absolutely adores, his lively lifelong friends are very supportive of him, and he has just won a challenging skateboarding race against his professional nemesis, Sally. However, what will happen when all agents come begging for Bonez’s talents and trademark logo, offering him plenty of money and fame? As Bonez navigates through the world of popularity and fame, he begins to lose himself and his connection with his loved ones. His experiences during this period force him to shift his perspective and learn about sustaining focus, overcoming hardships and failures, and staying grounded. What happens when he has to choose between those he loves and his dreams?
Bonez by Mr. Roses is a one-of-a-kind story for preteens and teenagers who are just discovering the nature of relationships and learning how important they are. The author gives touching and heart-warming life lessons through writing that is lyrical and filled with drama. Young readers will adore the illustrations and the stunningly imagined and expertly written characters. The author explores themes of friendship, family, human and meaningful connections, and the pursuit of dreams while highlighting what is essential for characters to establish a balance in their lives. It is cleverly plotted and excellently written. This is a book that is highly recommended for young readers and that will be a great material for conversation amongst teams. My ten-year-old son read this book to me and we had a great conversation about the characters and the lessons he learned. It offered an incredible experience for conversation and exploration.