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More Than Good Enough
by Crissa-Jean Chappell


Overview - Half native. Half white. One hundred percent nothing. My mom doesn't want me. My dad just got out of jail. They want me to go live with him on the reservation, in the Everglades. Trouble is, everybody there just ignores me. At least I get to work with Pippa on my film project at school.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Half native. Half white. One hundred percent nothing. My mom doesn't want me. My dad just got out of jail. They want me to go live with him on the reservation, in the Everglades. Trouble is, everybody there just ignores me. At least I get to work with Pippa on my film project at school. We used to be friends when we were like twelve. Now that we're hanging out again it's like old times--except she's way cuter. The thing is, I don't belong anywhere. I don't fit in on the rez, and I suck at school. My dad thinks I'm an idiot, but Pippa thinks I'm all good. I don't know what to think. Am I bad news or am I more than good enough?

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780738736440
  • ISBN-10: 0738736449
  • Publisher: Flux
  • Publish Date: January 2014
  • Page Count: 203
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-18
  • Dimensions: 8.09 x 5.21 x 0.47 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.44 pounds


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Books > > People & Places - United States - Native American
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-10-21
  • Reviewer: Staff

Trent Osceola sees himself as “half native, half white, and one hundred percent nothing.” His dad bailed out when Trent was 10, and now that he’s 17 and flunking out of the arts school his musical talent got him into, his mother dumps him back with his ex-con father on the Miccosukee reservation. Trent’s new public school reunites him with his childhood best friend Pippa, all grown up and very attractive, who gets Trent involved in making movies. But being on the Rez is complicated: Trent isn’t sure he belongs, and his father is an angry drunk. The details about life on the Miccosukee reservation—close to Miami, but a world apart—are interesting, but Chappell (Narc) piles on the difficulty, both upping the grimness quotient and reiterating it, especially when it comes to Trent’s father. When, in the last quarter of the novel, potential caretakers appear, it raises the question of where they were before, along with the suspicion that Chappell withheld them to allow things to get really bad before turning them around. Ages 13–up. Agent: Tina Wexler, ICM. (Jan.)

 
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