The Missing by Melanie Florence
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I received a Kindle copy of The Missing by Melanie Florence, from James Lorimer & Company, via NetGalley for an honest review.
From Canada, and through The Great Lakes, a river of missing and murdered indigenous girls and women flow.
For too long those in a position of leadership and trust have refused to show alarm, or investigate. Native lives matter. This is a cause that I support.
When I got the option to read The Missing I could not know that it deals with nerve of this cause..
Melanie Florence has written a book that hits the nerve of a silent epidemic. This problem gets little press.
I would nominate "The Missing" for a Pulitzer Peace Prize.
This is a fictional story of Indigenous teens, homes, and their broken society. They fight to survive. A few thrive.
The minute I started reading "The Missing" I could not stop.
Since I finished this book, I cannot stop thinking about this novel. Melanie Florence is a skilled storyteller. Some truths are too harsh to accept in non-fiction.
This novel is well written. I have already recommended it to many others who care about this cause.
Kudos to Melanie Florence.
I hope every person who cares about human beings reads this book. May this be a catalyst to change the flow and destruction of Indigenous youth and women.
I recommend this for Y/A, teens and adults.
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