I can't say enough how beautifully told this story is. I laughed, cried and thought about so many aspects of life. This is such a gorgeous sharing of how life is full of pain yet joy.
The performance and the writing were both excellent. After it was done, I wiped away my tears and took some time to marvel at the ability of this talented writer.
How could a series of described moments affect me like that? Amazing.
The Author has a way of making you feel his experience with him. I laughed out loud and even cried. Books are usually not able to provoke those emotions in me but this one did. The author as narrator was a good choice for this book. I don't think anyone else could have done the book justice.
I learned that some of my beliefs about Indians on the reservation were far from the truth. Enlightening story.
The plot itself is simple and deliberately that way, and the story is narrated by a 12 year old Spokane Indian boy. It's beautifully written and emotional without seeming melodramatic or manipulative. If you feel that the accent is jarring a little at the beginning, I urge you to hold on for a bit and you'll soon feel that you made the right choice by listening to it and not reading it. Definitely recommend it, more so for the perfect narration.
An effing amazing book. I tried to write "perfect" and leave it at that but the review box requires at least fifteen words. Our narrator squeezed my heart with his dogged openness to life. He became a hero in the truest sense by telling of a 22 mile journey that traversed universes.