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I Am Nuchu

3.65  ·  Rating Details  ·  23 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
At age 17, Cal Burton, half Ute Indian, never gave much thought to his heritage. But when his parents suddenly divorce, Cal's mother uproots him and his siblings from Spokane, WA, to live with her on the Utah reservation where she grew up. Angry and resentful, Cal is at first put off by the poor standard of living on the reservation. Things only get worse and he's shocked ...more
Hardcover, 339 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by West Side Books
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Oct 08, 2010 Glenda rated it really liked it
When his parents divorce, seventeen-year-old Cal must leave his home in Spokane and move to his mother's childhood home "The Fort" on the Ute reservation in southern Utah. The move brings additional struggles for the teen whose college plans include earning a basketball scholarship. In time Cal journeys toward self-discovery and maturity as he investigates the mysterious death of his aunt and his mother's secret past, a past that entwines Cal in the lives of his racist enemies.

Teens will identif
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Feb 13, 2012 Brandi Erickson rated it it was amazing
Great Book! This is also a great story for younger readers of this generation. Loved it and love this up and coming author.
Apr 06, 2011 Doret rated it did not like it
After Cal's parents get divorced, his mother gets full custody of Cal, Doran and Rachel. Cal a senior in high school is the oldest. The four move back to the Utah reservation Cal's mother grew up on. They move in with Raymond their grandfather. Cal is half native American. Though he has never been exposed to that part of his heritage. When Mona was a teenager, her sister Jackie died under mysterious causes. Cal is detemined to find out what really happened.

When they get to the reservation, Cal d
Karen DelleCava
Apr 16, 2013 Karen DelleCava rated it it was amazing
Angry after his parent’s divorce, Cal is dragged away from the only life he’s known to live on the reservation where his mother grew up. I was immediately drawn in by the mysterious circumstances as to why Cal is confronted with racism at school and in town. In order to survive, Cal begins to uncover emotionally charged family secrets that left me breathless.

I also adored Cal’s patient and loving grandfather and Cal’s relationships with his brother and the young men who become his friends. Bren
Dec 16, 2010 Nance rated it liked it
A little hard to get into; but once reading was interesting. The plot seemed a little forced at times and the drama was a little convoluted. Good story for understanding the difference between life in a city and life on the reservation.
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Doret's review was enough to put me off. Lots of stereotypes, not a lot of accuracy.
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Brenda Stanley is former television news anchor and investigative reporter for the NBC affiliate in Eastern Idaho. She has been recognized for her writing by the Scripps Howard Foundation, the Hearst Journalism Awards, The Idaho Press Club and the Society for Professional Journalists. She is a graduate of Dixie College in St. George, Utah and the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She is the mo ...more
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