Once again, I was drawn to a book because of its cover, and what a stunning cover it is. Firekeeper’s Daughter is the YA debut novel by Angeline Boulley and narrated by Isabella Star La Blanc.
It tells the story of Duanis, an Ojibwe teenage girl who ends up assisting the FBI, as an informant due to people within her community dying from crystal meth related deaths.
I don’t want to spoil it for you, but I definitely recommend. I feel it is probably the first book I’ve read that is written by an American Indigenous person, and it handled the culture and traditional practices with sensitivity.
As a YA book, I would say it is best suited to older teens and upwards based on the themes covered – drug use, racism, sexual assault and murder.
I’m really excited to see what Angeline Boulley does next, as it looks as though she has a promising career of her. It’s interesting to see that Netflix will be turning the book into a TV series, produced by the Obama’s production company Higher Ground.
For the purpose of my reading challenges, this book is one of my Popsugar reads fulfilling the book by an indigenous author prompt.
It’s good to see that books within the YA category that I have recently read be of such a high caliber. They will definitely keep the younger ones in the reading community engaged.
***Thank you to Netgalley and W.F. Howes for this advanced audio copy in exchange for an honest review***
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***Thank you to Netgalley and W.F. Howes