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Stunning Inside and Out

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The words inside the book are as beautiful as its cover! I loved every bit of this coming of age story that includes murder, addiction, greed, love, family and resilience. Most of all, I love that this story tells us about the Native culture in a contemporary setting. The seamless way that native words, traditions and history are woven through the narrative took my breath away at times while also helping me to understand more about a culture that has been so tragically misrepresented for so long. While this is labeled Young Adult fiction, it handles heavy topics (TW: drug use, murder, rape, violence) and will captivate any reader regardless of age. I think this book is a must read, not only because the plot will have you guessing until the very end, but because this #ownvoice story's characters will grab hold of your heart and not let go.