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The Game of Silence by Louise Erdrich
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Oct 17, 10

it was ok
bookshelves: historical-fiction, forty-book-challenge
Read in October, 2010

If you liked the "Birchbark House" you will enjoy the sequel, "The Game of Silence". It starts out extremely interseting again and this time it keeps your attention much better. Instead of explaining what they have to do in each season this book focuses on the adventures that "Little Frog" has. It helps if you remember the "Birchbark House" because she revisits some of the ceremonies that the first book explained in great detail.
There is also a kind of awkward romance going on between "Adelaide" and "Fishtail" which adds a little to the story but also makes it sort of awkward. It is written more for children so the romance is sort of in the back. The main story is about the Objiwe/a tribe being pushed out of their territory by the "White men" which is a little frightening for extremely young children but it is perfect for grades 5-8.
"The Game of Silence" is much better written with a clear audience in mind. Although it would be beneficial to read the "Birchbark House" before it is not necessary to. Children grades 5 maybe some 4, to around 7 or 8 would enjoy reading this book. For High Schoolers it may get boring though and it almost seems childish at times.

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