Carson Mastick is entering his senior year of high school and desperate to make his mark, on the reservation and off. A rock band -- and winning the local Battle of the Bands, with its first prize of a trip to New York City -- is his best shot. But things keep getting in the way. Small matters like the lack of an actual band, or the fact that his brother just got shot confronting the racist owner of a local restaurant. Maggi Bokoni has just moved back to the reservation from the city with her family. She's dying to stop making the same traditional artwork her family sells to tourists (conceptual stuff is cooler), stop feeling out of place in her new (old) home, and stop being treated like a child. She might like to fall in love for the first time too. Carson and Maggi -- along with their friend Lewis -- will navigate loud protests, even louder music, and first love in this novel about coming together in a world defined by difference....
|Title||:||Give Me Some Truth|
|Number of Pages||:||432 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Give Me Some Truth Reviews
This is a story told in dual POV: the 15-year-old Maggi and the 17-year-old Carson, both native American teens, Tuscarora Nation (#ownvoices), living on a reservation near Niagra Falls and the border with Canada in 1980.
My audiobook subscription ends the third, and I really wanted to be able to finish this still. I'm glad I did! I am, however, sad that due to me listening to it I didn't get to see the visual art.
Something that made me extremely uncomfortable was the fact that Jim, a th ...more
Every bit as great a read as If I Ever Get Out of Here, with even more substance. Well worth the read.
I don't know anything about the Beatles, or John Lennon, or Yoko Ono, which is how I know I missed some of the more subtle stuff in this book. It was still incredible, though--well written and emotionally true from start to finish. I loved the dual POV. It fit better and contributed to the story more than any other multi-POV story I can think off offhand.
I received an ARC of this book at Yallwest.
Give Me Some Truth is a very unique book with characters that have different motivations than most young adult protagonists. They deal with different problems because of their culture and their society, which made this book very interesting. I enjoyed seeing the differences to my life and other novels I have read. At times, this story did tend to drag, and it seemed as though nothing important was happening. However this led to a gradual buil ...more
It’s helpful to read Gansworth’s other novel, If I Ever Get Out of Here, before this one as the many of the characters and plot lines overlap (even though this is technically not a sequel.) This is my least favorite of the two books, but I enjoyed listening to Gansworth himself narrating on the audiobook.
Such a realistic portrayal from an authentic voice. The characters and plot are intense and engaging. Note that there is significant content.