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The Revenant by Sonia Gensler
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Jun 19, 2011

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bookshelves: teen-ya-fiction, supernatural, native-american, historical-fiction
Read in June, 2011

A good historical novel about a non-standard place: a Midwestern Cherokee girls' school. Moderately suspenseful Gothic ghost story with a bit of romance. Major characters had at least a bit of three-dimensionality to them that kept them from being entirely stock characters. The plot was somewhat predictable but did have some twists.

One thing I liked about the story was the fascinating and respectful insight into the nature and social structure of middle-class (and to a lesser extent, poor) Native American young women.

That being said, there was nothing about the story that set me on fire. But then, I am a "hard grader" in order to make good use of the distinctions between three, four and five stars or this would have gotten three stars.

Recommended for teen girls who like supernatural stories and/or historical romance.
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