|Author||William E. Bell|
|Genre||Young adult fiction|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
Stones is a young-adult novel by the Canadian author William E. Bell centred on the stoning of a black Haitian woman in Orillia, Ontario in the 19th century. The novel, narrated by the teenage character Garnet Havelock, explores the themes of racism, religious intolerance and the debate between scientific reason and religious faith.
The book has been positively reviewed as accessible and highly involving, and appealing to a wide age of readers, as well as being a suspenseful, absorbing read. On the other hand, the novel has been criticised for having "not nearly enough of the ineffable spirit of a truly haunting ghost story".
A sequel to this novel, Fanatics, was published in 2011.
- Posesorski, Sherie (2001). "Review of Stones by William Bell". Quill & Quire. Retrieved 14 January 2010.
- Fraser, Betsy (19 October 2001). "Stones.". CM Magazine. The Manitoba Library Association. VIII (4). Retrieved 14 January 2010.
- "Young Adult Canadian Book Award". Canadian Library Association. 16 July 2002. Retrieved 14 January 2010.