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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Assiniboin Girl


Assiniboin Girl
by Kathi Wallace

From the author's website:
Mary Two Dogs is lost. She grew up in New York the only child of musician parents, but when they die in a car accident coming back from a gig, she’s shipped off to live with her Aunt Janet in Georgia. The South is a strange new world to her, and she becomes the target of racist attacks from some of the other girls. Her Aunt Janet, an undercover FBI agent can’t move, but to keep Mary safe, she sends her to the Assiniboin reservation in Montana.

There Mary has to learn to deal with a whole new world, a completely different set of expectations. Pitied for her lack of understanding of her people, she must learn what it means to be Assiniboin and who she is. To do that, she must find her true name.

I've found that I'm not as great about reading Ebooks, but I swear to get better! I received a copy of this awhile back and slowly read some here, forgot about it, and then read some more. Yeah, I'm bad...

So, today, I said "Kristen, this is ridiculous, just bloody well finish it!". And I did!

Now, what did I think?

I was a bit critical at first of the shortness of the book, especially towards the end, but I found that Kathi wrapped it up quite well.

There was a lot more drama in it than I expected. I really fell in love with the split point of views, where Mary's visions would take over and the readers were blasted into the past. It was really enjoyable and true to the prejudices that still exist today in some parts of America.

4/5 Roses

12 comments:

  1. This sounds interesting. Great review!

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  2. I have a hard time reading Ebooks too. Actually I try not to read them because the strain on my eyes when I stare at the computer for too long. And I end up getting a headache. Just not a good way for me to read a book.

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  3. I feel like unless you have an e-reader, e-books are kind of a pain in the ass. :-( I def want to read this when it's out in physical book form.

    Isn't it tragic that prejudice still exists today?

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  4. I have a tough time reading ebooks...but sometimes that's the only option that I've got.

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  5. And great review. I hadn't heard of this book before but it sounds great. And yes, prejudice sucks big time.

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  6. I've never tried reading E-books...I'd probably get distracted by MSN, blogging and twitter.

    This one doesn't look too bad! Maybe I'll read it. Nice review. :D

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  7. Good review, how long was the book?
    I tend to prefer longer books to.

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  8. i'm with you there Casey, I don't read ebooks. I don't haev a reader and I dont like reading at my computer.

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  9. This is the first I have heard of this but it sounds pretty good. I will have to check it out soon. =]

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  10. Oh and I know what you mean about ebooks. Sadly, I can't read them. I just can't sit in front of the computer reading for that long. I get distracted easily.

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  11. I liked this one too. And also had a hard time with it because it was an ebook. I do so prefer the feel of a book.

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  12. I have not tried an ebook yet and am sure I will not enjoy it. This was an good review of a title I am not familiar with. Thanks.

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