Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Traitor's Son by Hilari Bell - OPTIONAL

Bell, Hilari Traitor's Son, 243 pgs. Houghton Mifflin, 2012. Language - PG (22 swears, 0 "f"), Sexual Content - PG-13; Violence- PG-13; 

Jase was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was just minding his business and doing his job when, all of a sudden, he finds himself given what looks like illegal drugs from a girl across the boarder. Now Jase is suffering from hallucinations by day and by night and it seems like the only way to get rid of them is to connect with his ignored Native American heritage. Too bad his grandfather refuses to see him. 

I was very disappointed by Traitor's Son because Trickster's Girl was surprisingly good. Unfortunately, this sequel doesn't focus as much on the quest of healing the earth as the prequel did, and Bell does not write a good boy's point of view. Jase was very immature and crude, and the story would have been more enjoyable if she had taken those parts out. Nevertheless, I did still find the Native American magic fascinating to read about. 

HS - OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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