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I Can Make This Promise by Christine  Day
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I didn't love this. I had a real problem with Edie. She's a bit of a brat and if she had just talked to her mother earlier on, instead of at the very end, the author would have had more time to explore the culture and the specific conflict being presented here. What was an pretty great story kind of dissolved mid-book into typical tween tripe about friendships falling apart. I did appreciate the tour of Seattle (consequently, I am reading Hollow Kingdom right now and getting a totally different tour of Seattle).
I think the problem is me. I got very excited at the firework scene with the woman who was wearing the Find Our Missing Daughters tshirt and I though the story was going there.
Overall, it's not a bad read. It reads like a first novel. I'm sure Day will grow and grow with practice. I am thankful for a fictional voice that represents the tribal nations of the Coast Salish region.
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Reading Progress

November 6, 2019 – Started Reading
November 8, 2019 – Shelved
November 8, 2019 – Finished Reading

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