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The White by Deborah Larsen
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Jan 06, 11

Read from January 03 to 05, 2011

** spoiler alert ** Based on a true story this book retells the life of Mary 'the white' after she is kidnapped by Shawnee indians. After her family is murdered and scalped she is saved to be passed on to a family to become their 'adopted' sibling. She then becomes part of the Seneca tribe. She replaces their lost brother whom she also resembles.
Mary was born on the transatlantic voyage from Ireland. The beautiful redhead is admired for her haircolor at first. Later in life she's admired for her backbone ;)
This book was very well written. At times it's not very 'gripping' as the reviews claim. It seems more like a factual telling of an actual occurence (which it is). The references she makes to her father and the memories she shares are very poetic.
As she forgets how to read and write in her english language she becomes aware of this and resolves to forget no more and to strive to learn all languages she hears around her.
Aside from the actual story itself, the ending was BEAUTIFUL. The ending itself should earn a halfstar. Goodreads needs to start using halfstars!!!! grr.
The snow, the wall, the steps, the opening, her father. What am amazing first memory. Two thumbs way way up from me on this book.

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