“One steamy afternoon outside Tulsa, my step-cousin Gracie Halfmoon took me to S…

“One steamy afternoon outside Tulsa, my step-cousin Gracie Halfmoon took me to Sonic Drive-In, and we sucked down blue coconut slushes at an outdoor table.” 💙

Read along with unabridgedpod last month for the and I loved that this was a YA book with great Native representation by an author. I also really liked that they used the school newspaper to tackle some social justice issues. It captured the hustle and bustle of a school newspaper crew well and it was the perfect vehicle to investigate some of the issues that were happening. It also showed the power that a school newspaper can have to highlight issues that are happening to some of the school population, especially in larger schools. However, I just felt that Lou was not really a sympathetic character. She cared about her issues and her heritage and her brother and her relationships but honestly there were many very selfish moments and I didn’t find myself rooting for her. It’s very realistic because I know many teens do act like that but I expected a little more from this character. I always appreciate the discussions even though I was quieter than normal with my so check it out and see how you feel about this book! 💙



6 thoughts on ““One steamy afternoon outside Tulsa, my step-cousin Gracie Halfmoon took me to S…”

  1. I love Sonic sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast burritos. I like six salsas on mine and the drive thru worker always acts so put out, like charge me, I don’t care. I NEED it! 😁

  2. Love this! And yes to feeling so frustrated with Lou in a lot of places! I appreciated so many things about this book and loved the way Smith took on issues, but I felt frustrated with some of the plot points for sure. ❤️

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