Meet Sarah Redbird, a seventeen-year-old who has lived with her aunt and uncle since losing her mother and grandparents in a fire several years earlier. She loves her best friend Priscilla almost as much as she despises Katie, the “mean girl” at school who leads the bullying of Sarah without ever getting caught.
Sarah’s life changes when another Native American family – a father and son – move in across the street. Although Adrian, the son, is both good-looking and charming, she is warned by her guardians to stay away from their new neighbors. Of course, this only makes Sarah even more determined to find out what all the mystery is about, and the resulting events form an interwoven tale of young love and Native American mysticism.
With The Spirit Keeper, Melissa Luznicky Garrett accurately depicts the emotional ups and downs of being a teenager while also introducing us to the fictional Katori tribe, with its tradition of the spirit keeper. The tribal heritage was so well done that I was surprised to learn that Melissa had created it herself based on her research into the tribes that have called that area of upstate New York home.
And although I am farther removed from young adulthood than I would like to admit, I was thoroughly engrossed in this story from beginning to end, and could easily relate to Sarah’s feelings throughout the book. This is a book that will appeal to adults and teenagers alike.
The Spirit Keeper is now available in paperback for $12.99 or on the Kindle for only $1.99.
We have one copy to share with a lucky reader. Just leave a comment on this post to enter (US or International addresses). The winner will be announced on April 25th. This giveaway is now closed.
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Thank you to the author for providing a review copy of this book. See more of what Trish has been reading at her blog, In So Many Words.
Oh I really really want to win this. I love all kinds of books with Native Americans ( real, historical, or totally made up)! Fingers, Toes and eyes (heehee ok not really eyes) crossed!!!
But I’m first commenter so they usually don’t win 🙁
My thanks for this fascinating book giveaway.
Staci A says
It sounds like an interesting book. I’d love to read it!
Sounds great 🙂 I have someone in my house who would enjoy this book!
I would enjoy reading about her life and then
pass the book on to my niece…
Many thanks, Cindi
You are the winner of this giveaway! I have sent you a separate email requesting your address so we can have it sent right away.
This looks great! I’d love to win!
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Looks like a good one.
Would love a chance to win this.
Sounds like a good one.