There There by Tommy Orange

2 Loved It
2 Liked It
2 Neutral
1 Disliked It
0 Hated It

• I learned a lot about urban native culture that I was not aware about before. I enjoyed the way all the characters were connected towards the end of the book. -Nicole
• I can’t say I liked or disliked this book. I found it hard to follow and everyone’s voices sounded the same. I also found that everyone fit the stereotype which was annoying. -Carrie
• I found the book to be devastating and compelling. I thought it was really well written and exposed the lasting effects of genocide and oppression. -Steph
• The writing was beautiful and I enjoyed the introduction of each character. I did get confused at the end and so had trouble following the conclusion of the story. -Kerry
• By happenstance, the audio book didn’t download the first few chapters so I read things, at least in the beginning, out of order. At first, I was really excited about the thought that this could be single chapter glimpses into the native population in Oakland. I loved the tapestry of experience that was being fleshed out with these introductions. As the book progressed and the characters connections started to be unveiled, I started to lose interest and had a hard time distinguishing the characters and their relation to one another. -Danica
• Intense read! This book offered a unique perspective, a promised, and I appreciated the various speakers’ voices. It was interesting to hear the “urban” Indian voice. -Hillary
• I needed this book and I am so lucky that we are getting more voices from the native community. My favorite part was the prologue and I was fascinated by the knowledge of the Alcatraz occupation. -Chelsea
• It was awful to show all characters and people being stereotypes of all the bad Indian stereotypes instead of showing different perspectives. -Sarah

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