Best book I’ve read in a while

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This book surprised me in the best possible way! I’m not a huge fan of YA writing, but the premise sounded mature and intriguing so I gave this a shot. Honestly, I’m not sure why this is labeled as YA, other than the fact that the protagonist is 19, when it should be competing as one of the top thrillers of 2021.

Daunis is a stunning protagonist—believable, smart, self-reliant, and blessedly flawed—and the trials the faces are difficult to read but important to acknowledge. There should definitely be a trigger warning for sexual violence and drug-related violence. This is not what anyone would call a happy book, but to see Daunis overcome again and again makes the journey worthwhile.

I also really enjoyed learning about Daunis’s Native American culture and how her two communities function together. The fact that it’s Indigenous People’s Month here in the US is just one more reason to pre-order and support this compelling debut author!

Overall, I would probably not recommend this all to my students, at least not without warning them of the content. I will, however, be recommending this to all of my adult friends. It will definitely be topping some best-seller lists, and for all the right reasons.

I strongly suggest you read this one! It’s a must-read for everyone. Please click the following link to pre-order this from Amazon today!