An intriguing but heartbreaking story Firekeepers Daughter reads equal parts YA thriller and equal parts love letter to Ojibwe community’s which have faced the same struggles as those in this book. With a story that teaches you about Native American culture, including traditions, language, history, and the importance of family. It is partially a suspenseful mystery, coupled with action and drama, but it is also filled with themes of identity, love, and friendship, all elements that are weaved together to create a richly layered narrative. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by Katelyn, Viewbank College.