Book: Firekeeper's Daugher
Author: Angeline Bouley
This is my 75th read for the year
This book is about Daunis Fontaine. She has just graduated from high school - top of her class - but has chosen to go to a local state school to stay close to her family. She meets Jamie - a newcomer in town, and quickly falls for him. She feels he is hiding someting from her, though, and when she finds out what it is - she is sent on a path she never expected to be on. The path is dangerous and ends in tragedy for one of her friends and her family. It is a lot to carry for an 18 year old girl and in the end she gathers the strength she needs to make things right for her community.
This was a pretty good book. I listened to it and it moved at a good pace. It covers the growing problem of methamphetamine addiction and how it affects the Native American communities. You learn a lot about customs of Native American tribes. The downsides were - it was a bit long and you did figure out who the drug dealer for this community was pretty quickly. There were a few surprises here and there, thought, which helped. And I feel like I leanred a great deal, so I am glad I read this one.