Firekeeper's Daughter: The New York Times No. 1 Bestseller
A Time magazine pick for Best YA of All Time
Soon to be a Netflix series with the Obamas’ Higher Ground Production Company
Reese Witherspoon YA book club pick
An instant no. 1 New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the Young Adult Fiction Goodreads Choice Awards
Keep the Secret. Live the Lie. Earn your Truth.
For fans of Angie Thomas and Tommy Orange comes a ground-breaking YA thriller about a Native American teen who must root out the corruption in her community
Eighteen-year-old Daunis’s mixed heritage has always made her feel like an outsider, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. When she witnesses a shocking murder, she reluctantly agrees to be part of a covert FBI operation into a series of drug-related deaths.
But the deceptions – and deaths – keep piling up and soon the threat strikes too close to home. Now Daunis must decide what it means to be a strong Anishinaabe kwe (Ojibwe woman) and how far she’ll go to protect her community, even if it tears apart the only world she’s ever known.
‘Raw and moving’ Cosmopolitan
‘A story that grips like a bulldog clip on your heart’ Katherine Rundell, author of The Good Thieves
‘Thrilling and heartwrenching’ Aisha Bushby, author of A Pocketful of Stars
‘A swift-paced, compelling thriller’ Guardian
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - fionaanne - LibraryThing
This felt like it needed another round of edits; there's far too much unnecessary tedium and a distinct lack of narrative thrust. The setting is the book's strongest attribute but it's hard to carry a whole story on that. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bell7 - LibraryThing
Daunis Fontaine is 18 and preparing for college with her best friend Lily in 2004. She's a white and Ojibwe woman who's unenrolled because her well-to-do grandparents refused to put her father on her ... Read full review