Friday, February 8, 2013

The Round House Review

I really enjoyed this one.  A story of a Native American teenage boy coming to terms with his mother's recent rape and his Indian heritage all while navigate through his teenage years.  In the novel, Joe, a sheltered 13-year-old, must come to terms with crime, justice and adult sexuality after his mother is brutally raped. She is so traumatized that she initially will not speak of the incident or name her attacker, and Joe decides to find the culprit. He quizzes his father, eavesdrops on conversations and bikes around the reservation with his three closest friends, investigating. The way he ends up handling it in the end is shocking yet I understood why he did it.  This is a definite must read!!!!!

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