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The Trap by John E. Smelcer
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Mar 19, 2011

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Read in March, 2011

Wasn't terribly impressed by this one. The characters, with the exception of the grandpa, were a little flat. The author's writing was also odd at times, referring to the main character, Johnny, as "the young indian" when "Johnny" would have sufficed. Obviously, race plays a part in this book, but I have yet to see a white author say, "the young white boy" in reference to his characters. I won't select this for my teen book club. It was a mediocre read with a few interesting parts. Going to try Bruchac's Code Talker instead.

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