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
‘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
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.
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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