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PucksFool: In the past two days I devoured Angeline Boulley's Firekeeper's Daughter. I don't have words to express how good this book is.


I finished the novel this weekend and found it to be quite an uncompromising and elegantly crafted novel, kind of a bildungsroman set on an Ojibwe reservation in Michigan's Upper Peninsula that reveals the inherent strengths of Native American culture and tribal life as well as the many challenges faced by Native Americans: the corrosive presence of drugs on Native communities, violence, sexual assault, and racism. Among the other themes are identity, trust, and resilience.

There were some decisions and actions made by the biracial teen narrator, Daunis Fontaine, that were a bit head-scratching but ultimately forgivable given her age: eighteen. And I wasn't a big fan of the romance but see how it might resonate with the intended audience. Although a YA novel, adults should find it interesting and compelling as well... there is a pretty good crime thriller in these pages.

I look forward to the screen version by Higher Ground for Netflix.
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