July 15, 2009
By Kathi Wallace
Mary Two Dogs is lost. She grew up in New York the only child of musician parents, but when they die in a car accident coming back from a gig, she’s shipped off to live with her Aunt Janet in Georgia. The South is a strange new world to her, and she becomes the target of racist attacks from some of the other girls. Her Aunt Janet, an undercover FBI agent can’t move, but to keep Mary safe, she sends her to the Assiniboin reservation in Montana.
There Mary has to learn to deal with a whole new world, a completely different set of expectations. Pitied for her lack of understanding of her people, she must learn what it means to be Assiniboin and who she is. To do that, she must find her true name.
This book was good, it introduced some topics that many YA books skip around, for example the harshness of racism from all kinds of different people and towards different kinds of people. Another cool thing is the book had lots of facts about Native American culture both now and previously. Overall a good read.
One thing I did not like about it was the fact that is was an e-book which I personally don't like because I read mostly in my room on my bed, and in order to read this book I had to sit at my computer. But besides that it was a good book!