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Thirteen-year-old Laney is not happy caught between her divorced parents, but she’s learning to adjust. One day Laney bumps into her classmate Tom, who is of white and Iroquois descent. Walking in the nearby bog, they discover two terrifying false-face Indian masks. But even more horrible is what lies beneath them. As the mystery unfolds, Laney, troubled by the animosity b ...more
Paperback, 155 pages
Published September 25th 2001 by Groundwood Books (first published January 1st 1987)
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Lindsay
I honestly don't know about this book. I have read it a few times and I still cannot decide if i like it or not. When I preteen reading it for class I thought it exciting and racy, but with a rushed ending. As an adult I feel that it touches on many tsensative topics but fails to resolve any of them. I think this book will always fall into that grey area, neither liked nor hated.
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Dec 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: from-my-past
My cousin and I loved this book so much that we spent ages browsing the stalls selling native masks at all of the summer festivals! Pretty sure we thought we'd stumble upon some magical ones.
Andrea
Feb 10, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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C.
Jun 22, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved “Come Like Shadows” and when I encountered “False Face”, I didn’t hesitate to read it. Very thorough research shines through again, moulded with fascination into an adventure. Story segments are very well done. It’s meant for a young audience, isn’t layered with the same complexity as the other, nor does it feel as surreal. It has moments of menace but Aboriginal mythology seems less exotic in Canada. However I would enjoy the mysticism more if we stuck to that thread.

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Stephanie A.
Jan 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
A spooky, chilling clash between the modern day and Native American mysticism.
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