Firekeeper’s Daughter

Angeline Boulley – 5/5 Stars

Read this if you:
· have ever felt like you don’t belong
· would go to great lengths for the benefit of your family and close community 
· like a fast-paced read with a sharp twist

Daunis Fontaine has never felt like she fits it, as part of the Ojibway tribe on the reservation where she lives or with her own family. She has put her state college dreams aside to care for her mother who has been dealing with one family tragedy over another. Things are looking pretty glum until she meets Jamie, a new guy at her high school and hockey star. Daunis focused on being a teenager with a crush when she is unexpectedly pulled into a criminal investigation which eventually starts to hit very close to home. 

My thoughts on the book:
I put off reading this book for so long because I felt like it was put out as more of a YA book which I don’t usually enjoy. I’m SO glad I went against my initial reaction and finally picked it up. 
The first part of this book is a beautiful story of love, friendship, and loss, told through the eyes of a teenager trying to find her place in the world… then tragedy strikes. The story takes a huge turn at this point and becomes a book that you just can’t put down. 
I loved Daunis’s character and found her so relatable. It was also so amazing to learn about this tribe in Sault Ste Marie and all of their beliefs and traditions as well as the hardships that they face. 

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