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Blake's been stoked to compete in snowboarding and hang out with his friends for his junior year in Bozeman, Montana. Now instead, he's thrust into the middle of a culture he doesn't understand and among people he doesn't know. How did he end up in the middle of Sandstone Bluffs Indian Reservation? From the minute Larry Big Lip shoves him in the back while checking out ...more
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Published December 17th 2014 by Theresa Nichols Schuster (first published December 16th 2014)
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Soobie's scared
I liked it because I learned a lot about the way the Native Americans live but I didn't like the story it tells.

First I've got a vital question: For the past decade or so it seems that you should call the people who lived in the US before 1492 Native American because Indian was sort of derogatory. Still the author uses the word Indian throughout the book. I know politically correct is a slippery subject but which word should I use in the case I need to discuss about Native Americans?

Apart from
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Lorraine Montgomery
It seems that for a little while anyway, I am destined to read stories that have to do with racism, discrimination, and bigotry. While this isn't the entire thrust of this first novel by Theresa Nichols Schuster, it does weave its way through the story as Blake Newman tries to find his place and his future in his first year living on Sandstone Bluffs Reservation in eastern Montana. I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Blake Newman lives in Bozeman,
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Mary Thornburg
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"We Are the Warriors" opens at the Little Big Horn Battlefield in southeastern Montana. Sixteen-year-old Blake, with his parents and older brother, have stopped to sightsee on their way to the small town of Powder River, on an Indian reservation, where Blake's father will be employed as the new high school principal. Blake is alternately bored and horrified at the scene, the graves, the reminders of the famous battle where George Armstrong Custer and his troops were in effect massacred in their ...more
Betty Strohecker
May 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: young adults, parents of teenagers, multicultural studies
Shelves: ya-and-youth
WE ARE THE WARRIORS by Theresa Schuster tells the story of Blake Newman, an upcoming high school junior, who must relocate from Bozeman, Montana to the Indian reservation of Powder Springs when his father takes a job as principal of the high school there. Blake's world is suddenly turned upside down when he has to leave his friends and the mountains of northwest Montana where he has enjoyed success as a snowboarder. In the southeastern plains of Powder Springs, there will be no chance to ...more
Carly Jacobs
Blake's life has taken a big turn: instead of spending his junior year of high school in the town where he has grown up, his family is moving to a reservation. Without snowboarding and his friends, he must adapt to a new life with people who are very different from he and his family.

We Are The Warriors sort of reminded me of a reverse version of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - instead of a Native American boy going to an all white school off his reservation, a white boy goes to
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Mark Smiley
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I felt a great affinity for this book. Most of it takes place on an Indian reservation. For the first nine years of my life, I lived on reservations. Many of the things mentioned in it, especially the fry bread, brought a smile to my face in remembrance.

The book opens with a visit to the Little Bighorn Battlefield. I had finished during the last year a book on the history of that. So I am thinking that all these and other factors in my life combined at the right time for me to read this book.

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Purple Osprey
You know, just because the book touches on important issues, doesn't make the book good.

Nothing much happens in this book,(seriously, you could lose first seven or eight chapters and it wouldn't make any difference), there are some incidents, but mostly it's just people eating, driving, doing sports, doing small talk - and it would take a much better writer to make that an exiting read.

A lot of characters get introduced at once and some of them get referred to both by name and surname, that is
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Ashton
May 14, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-hate
I was given this book for free to review. I do not want to offend by this review but I'm just going to be honest. Part of it was it's kind of below my normal reading level and I'm not particularly interested in sports. I thought the dialogue could use some revising to sound more realistic of a teenager. Many authors try to use showing instead of telling through dialogue and in this case at times it sounded like the characters were narrating a documentary. The plot was unclear even chapter 15, ...more
Kizz Robinson
Ms. Schuster was kind enough to give me a free download of her book.

We Are The Warriors makes Schuster's passion for the subject matter - Native American life - clear. I appreciated the information that came from her years of experience in the kind of environments in which the story was set.

The dialogue and characters were often unrealistic and not fully fleshed out which took me out of the story and made for rough reading.

I'd be interested in essays on Schuster's experiences on reservations.
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Patricia
This is an appealing book for a wide array of YA readers, as it contains plenty of sports, Native American culture, art, the reality of living with diabetes, and racial profiling. The author clearly writes from experience as well as research. The story moves quickly. From football season, to basketball, prom, track season, and so on, with some surprises along the way. This will be an attraction for some young readers, however, some may get confused because of the book's fast pace. The novel ...more
Marissa
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I travel through books and this week I traveled to a Monatana Indian Reservation and I learned about life there. Was it the best book I ever read? No. But it was an amazing journey.
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Days spent wandering the banks of the Yellowstone River for most of Schuster's childhood, instilled in her a deep appreciation for the wonder and power of nature. Her adult life for thirty years was spent living and working on the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Reservation in remote northeastern Montana. Her young adult novel, We Are the Warriors, is set on a fictitious southeastern Montana ...more