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Angeline Boulley

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Inkluderar namnet: Boulley Angeline

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Verk av Angeline Boulley

Firekeeper's Daughter (2021) 2,506 exemplar
Warrior Girl Unearthed (2023) 338 exemplar

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Representation: Biracial (half white and half Native American,) Native American and Black side characters
Trigger warnings: Death and murder of a friend, another person by suicide from a gun shot in the past and a grandmother, blood, grief and loss depiction, car crash, gun and axe violence, physical assault and injury, fire, racist and sexist slurs, racism, sexism, cheating, pregnancy, alcohol and drug use, abuse and addiction, hospitalisation
Score: Eight out of ten.
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Firekeeper's Daughter by Angelline Boulley circled my recommendations for months till now, and I thought no library would ever get it until a library got it. The book sat there on a display shelf till I picked it up, glanced at the blurb and headed in with high expectations, and when I closed the final page, it was thrilling. Where's Warrior Girl Unearthed?

It starts with Daunis living like she's split between her home and the Ojibwe reservation, where nothing happens in the opening pages save for her recounting her life in 2004, but everything changes after those pages when her best friend dies from a murder. Daunis joins an FBI investigation, but she starts hers as more deaths happen, and that is where the story shines in many ways. The pacing is mostly engaging and suspenseful as I see Daunis trying to discover who is the murderer, unintentionally stumbling upon another mystery on who is smuggling drugs in the Ojibwe community. Still, Boulley could've trimmed filler pages, of which there are around 100, to tighten her creation. There are not one, but two plots, adding to my enjoyment without being overwhelming or disjointed, but the narrative falters with its characters with their lack of relatability and the sheer number of them. Boulley could've removed them. The writing style is mostly okay but sometimes there are information dumps (which I found detracted from the central plot) and Boulley could've held back and instead improved the flow. I liked learning about Native American (is that the right term?) culture and medicines (no appropriation here,) a far cry from Indigenous Australian ones and the climax and conclusion ties everything on a high note.
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Law_Books600 | 110 andra recensioner | Apr 7, 2024 |
I borrowed this from my local library as a book club read for April 2024. Wow, what a fantastic book! Raw, realistic characters, a suspenseful plot, and deep insights into current issues on Native American reservations, written by a native. Also, I loved the itty bitty fantasy element in a subplot. I found this book difficult to put down.
ladycato | 110 andra recensioner | Apr 3, 2024 |
Gr 9 Up—When Daunis Fontaine finds herself at the center of a far-flung criminal investigation, she has to confront
her own family's past and embrace being a strong Anishinaabe kwe (Ojibwe woman) to discover the truth. Daunis is
an Indigenous Nancy Drew in this perfectly plotted mystery with a focus on life in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, and on the
Ojibwe reservation.
BackstoryBooks | 110 andra recensioner | Apr 1, 2024 |
Gr 9 Up—Set 10 years after Firekeeper's Daughter, this novel follows Perry Firekeeper-Birch during a summer
internship, where she discovers a local college is keeping remains and artifacts that belong to her tribe—and
decides what she'll do to get them back. It's important, thought-provoking, and captivating.
BackstoryBooks | 16 andra recensioner | Apr 1, 2024 |



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