This book is a young adult classic that can be found in many school libraries. In my opinion, it is a classic for a reason and is a great read! Keep reading for an overview of the book.
This was an incredible book! The humour that the author uses was engaging and the subject matter was enthralling. This book follows a year in the life of a young teen that leaves his school on the rez and goes to a school in a neighbouring community. It talks about some of what he experiences. This includes making friends in a new school, racism, and the death of multiple loved ones.
This is such a good book. In a small village, once a year, the youngest infant of the village is left in the woods by the town Elders. The village believes the child is left for a witch and this sacrifice enables their village to survive in the harsh swamp that surrounds them. The Elders don’t believe there is a witch and instead leave the children there knowing they will perish. Little do the Elders know, however, that there is actually a witch who is puzzled that this village leaves this child in the woods. Each year she gathers the child and finds a family for them at a nearby city away from the swamplands.