Floyd Twofeathers has always trusted his mom, a traditional healer, and his dad, hereditary chief of their band, to take care of the people on their reserve. But a lack of educational and career opportunities, medical support and counselling has left young people feeling that they have no future. As suicides pile up, Floyd finds that his friends and kids he knows are taking their own lives because they feel that they have no future — but his father refuses to listen to Floyd's attempts to find a realistic solution. When Floyd's father is overwhelmed by the situation and succumbs to alcohol and depression, it is up to Floyd to turn around his community's descent into crisis before it's too late.
Set in a situation of suicide contagion among young people in Aboriginal communities, this novel follows one teenager's determined efforts to help his friends and his community find solutions.
"The intended reader will be inspired by the energy and commitment that drives Floyd
and his friends to bring peace and hope to his community. Rated G - Good, even great at times, generally useful!
- Joan Marshall, Bookseller, Resource Links
"This+was an incredibly moving book about the hardships Indigenous people and the increasing amount of suicides happening on reservations."
- Amanda Wood, NetGalley Reviewer
"The+voice she uses, that of a determined young man who refuses to accept the status quo is believable, direct and engaging."
- Chris Benjamin, Atlantic Books Today
"A+good opening into Native American reservations and their issues that the federal government needs to address."
- Mai Khanh Nguyen, Educator, NetGalley Reviewer
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