I finished Rule of the Bone yesterday. It was really a book that will stick with you for a while. I thought it was going to be pretty predictable but it surprised me and things happened that I wasn't prepared for.
As I might of said in my prior post, it's about this 14-year-old boy, Bone, who is homeless. Bone travels from New York to Jamaica to find a sense of family and love. At times it is very heart wrenching.
I would recommend this book to students grades 9-12.