The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley is a young adult novel that has it all—part coming-of-age, thriller, romance and family drama. The story is gripping, compelling and heart-wrenching with just enough hope.
Daunis Fontaine is biracial and has spent her entire life with one foot in her white mother’s world and the other in her Native American father’s world, but the summer after her senior year tests her like never before. She’s called upon to help the authorities look into a string of suspicious deaths among the local Ojibwe tribe that she holds dear while also facing decisions about her future, her family and love.
Boulley brings Daunis and her world fully alive in such a way that it will grab your heart and keep you hard-pressed to close the book until you’re done.
Raela Schoenherr is an editor at Minnesota publishing company. Read more on Twitter @raelaschoenherr.