Saturday, December 18, 2010
I Am Apache
This young adult account of what it was like for an Apache living near the border of Mexico and during the time of the white man's invasion is nothing short of gripping. I was impressed with the detail the author provided in order to give an accurate account of their way of life, as well as her ability to weave a compelling tale filled with twists and plot turns that left me breathless at times.
There were only small things that could have made this book better. At times I felt the author repeated herself, as though her point on an aspect of the Apache way of life was not heeded earlier and needed to be said again. I also have a problem where there is a strong, intelligent protagonist that cannot seem to comprehend simple nuances (he's in love with you; that's why he's being elusive!). Other than that, though, I thought this book was well written and the story was one I will not soon forget. 4 out of 5 stars.