We Are the Warriors

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2015 USA Regional Excellence Book Awards Finalist - Blake can't believe he's been dragged to an Indian reservation on the eastern Montana prairie for his junior year. There's no snowboarding here, all his friends are back in Bozeman, and his dad's the principal. Could it get much worse? We Are the Warriors, a contemporary young adult novel, is set on the rolling plains and mountains of Montana. More

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About Theresa Nichols Schuster

Theresa Nichols Schuster lived, played and worked for 30 years in Wolf Point, Montana on the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Reservation. For 15 of those years she had her own business providing education, coordination and support for community health promotion. She has a B.S. in Agricultural Land Resources, a Masters in Theological Studies from the Berkeley, California Graduate Theological Union - Franciscan School, and a Masters of Education with a Health Promotion emphasis. She writes young adult and new adult novels that are inspired by real life, and has also written many articles about health and wellness. Recently moved back to Bozeman, Montana, she no longer has to drive 300 miles one way for medical appointments or clothes shopping and has enjoyed more than one grocery store within 50 miles. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, gardening, photography, ceramics and visiting with family and friends.

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Review by: PurpleOsprey on May 21, 2015 :
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 really confusing. When sometime by chapter ten some James or other says something - I don't know who that is nor do I care anymore at that point.

There are some educational (almost like encyclopaedia copypaste)passages and no hint of humor or irony - this makes the hole book feel mumsy and patronising.

It gets more palatable towards the end but than again, last two chapters are so different from the rest of the book, it's almost like they're written by different person.

In short, this book suffers from some of the biggest sins - it doesn't tell a story, it doesn't paint a picture, it doesn't evoke emotions (boredom is not an emotion)and feels totally fake for some reason.

Maybe, just maybe, somebody who may not have a great deal of talent, should at least try writing about something they know or have experienced or have felt. Just a suggestion.
(reviewed 16 days after purchase)
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