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The Marrow Thieves, by Cherie Dimaline

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dearbloveme's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional informative reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

I took forever to start reading this book, and I took ages to finish it. The Marrow Thieves is short, but dense. Following French is as he attempts to escape death, persecution, and his self doubt, is heart breaking and exciting. I put this book down several times, as my fear for French grew. 

Cherie Dimaline pens a beautiful prose, in which she fuses the stories of genocides past with the mysticism of Indigenous spirituality to present the story of a survival of a group of Indigenous people. 

The hardest part of this book is my knowledge of the plight of people of Indigenous decent. Seeing all those horrors reanimated in this book and mixed with the familiarity of the enemy made this a difficult one for me, and I usually love a good traumatic read.

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greenlivingaudioworm's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional mysterious reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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jourdanicus's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

I think this one will stick with me for a while. Such an incredible and valuable story.

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_savannahreads_'s review

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adventurous dark emotional hopeful inspiring sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.75


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tlmtruc's review

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adventurous dark emotional reflective sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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ruuththereader's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional funny hopeful informative reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated

5.0


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nstew16's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging emotional hopeful informative inspiring sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.75


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caseythereader's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0


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1rae1's review

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challenging emotional informative reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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sofiaostpchk's review

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adventurous hopeful fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

- I didn’t really like the book: the idea is great, but poorly executed
- I think the main problem is that there’s too much going on (I don’t understand why Wab had such an elaborate backstory, and then it served almost no purpose)
- anyways, it was okay

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