Nineteen-year old Dillon Point is ready to leave the tight-knit Sliammon First Nations community he's grown up in to go away to college. Before he leaves, his mother gifts him with a diary and a jewelry box holding a family secret he doesn't know about, setting him on an unexpected path of discovery together with his college housemate Adrianne Padrino.
This is an amazing and also delightful fast-paced book to read as the plot introduces so many twists and brings in so many new characters, the reader almost doesn't dare put the book down because they might miss something. Yet, with such a large cast of characters and several plot lines racing along, author Tigg has done an excellent job of putting together a tight and satisfying story for the reader who likes to really get to know the characters and their special world.
Dillon Point's coming of age year away from home is filled with unexpected twists and turns, while shaping him into a man I have to admire, one who keeps tight hold of his family's different values while expanding his world-view beyond the close-knit community he grew up in. His mother's going-away gift of his grandmother's diary, containing a well-kept family secret, is the spark setting it all into motion, even when Dillon has to find ways to merge older tight family mores with modern newer ones.
Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
*Reviewed by guest reviewer, Delores Goodrick Beggs.
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