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  1. says:

    I won this book via goodreads in exchange for an honest review 16 Native American Drug Dealer Pregnant SoldLooking through the First Reads Giveaways is where I came across Crazy Horse's Girlfriend and after reading just the first sentence of the synopsis I knew I had to have it Soo I took a chance entered the giveaway crossed my fin

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    An intense compelling book about harsh harsh realities that doesn't shy away from that but also not from hope and heart Margaritte is a 16 year old mixed race Apache Chickasaw and Cherokee young woman living in Idaho Springs Colorado She's a drug dealer working with her cousin both her parents are physically abusive her white dad's an alcoholic and her apparently nice new boyfriend turns out to be a lying cokehead Halfw

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    I read this in one evening well a long evening; I stayed up into early the next morning because I couldn't put this book down and must say that I really got into this story Much of the book is indeed gritty and heart tearing

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    Erika T Wurth's debut novel from Curbside Splendor Crazy Horse's Girlfriend also deals with teen pregnancy but th

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    This is a tough read It's a gritty look at life in an impoverished small town in Colorado with 16 year old Margaritte figuring out who she is who it is she wants to be and how to make a life better than the one her parents made for her The writing and the pacing are imperfect here though those are secondary to the bigger story It's rare to see a Native main character in a YA novel and even rarer to see one who is dealing with a lo

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    It was good but there were uite a few typos missing words wrong words used and one instance where the sentence lacked meaning It was something like in the summer a warm windy day in January and that seems like s

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    Just remembered I read this could have used a better editor but the main girl’s voice was super clear It’s one of the first YA books I can recall reading that dealt with drug use and abortion and both were presented in a v nonjudgmental way

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    Sixteen year old Margaritte is constantly planning an escape route from her miserable circumstances A mix of Apache Chickasaw Cherokee and white she finds her Idaho Springs Colorado home nothing less than depres

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    Good Lord I'm loving the voice in this one

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    Margaritte struggles with many aspects of her life throughout this book She is half Native American from her mother half white from her father works a job as a waitress that she hates and she hates going to High School She struggles with her identity and she turns to dealing drugs with her cousin Her home life is difficult because she has a

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Margaritte is a sharp tongued drug dealing sixteen year old Native American floundering in a Colorado town crippled by poverty unemp. An intense compelling book about harsh harsh realities that doesn t shy away from that but also not from hope and heart Margaritte is a 16 year old mixed race Apache Chickasaw and Cherokee young woman living in Idaho Springs Colorado She s a drug dealer working with her cousin both her parents are physically abusive her white dad s an alcoholic and her apparently nice new boyfriend turns out to be a lying cokehead Halfway through the book she gets pregnant This sounds like a straightforward hard story of misery but it s never that simple Wurth continually resists the narrative of Margaritte being a victim and imbues her with smarts and self determination No one here is a stereotype everyone defies expectations and no one is only one thing even if they re an abuser or an asshole This gave me lots to think about issues like adoption teen pregnancy poverty colonization ueer native identity and It s a book that refuses to be easy to provide easy answers but is ready to show you other unexpected options Choice Stories for Children old Native American floundering in a Colorado town crippled by poverty unemp. An intense compelling book about harsh harsh realities that doesn t shy away from that but also not from hope and heart Margaritte is a 16 year Öbür Divan old mixed race Apache Chickasaw and Cherokee young woman living in Idaho Springs Colorado She s a drug dealer working with her cousin both her parents are physically abusive her white dad s an alcoholic and her apparently nice new boyfriend turns Summary of Homo Deus out to be a lying cokehead Halfway through the book she gets pregnant This sounds like a straightforward hard story Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes of misery but it s never that simple Wurth continually resists the narrative The Teams Milking Cow of Margaritte being a victim and imbues her with smarts and self determination No A Wolfs Desire Reluctant Mates one here is a stereotype everyone defies expectations and no Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) one is Zenith only A Pale Light in the Black one thing even if they re an abuser Signaler un problème or an asshole This gave me lots to think about issues like adoption teen pregnancy poverty colonization ueer native identity and It s a book that refuses to be easy to provide easy answers but is ready to show you Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves other unexpected Spieserye options

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Loyment and drug abuse She hates the burnout futureless kids surrounding her and dreams that she and her unreliable new boyfriend ca. Erika T Wurth s debut novel from Curbside Splendor Crazy Horse s Girlfriend also deals with teen pregnancy but the circumstances couldn t be differentWurth s protagonist Magaritte is a 16 year old Native American whose family has escaped the poverty and despair of the reservation but is just barely getting by in Idaho Springs Colorado Magaritte is a bright but irreverent young girl who juggles school and a part time job taking care of her toddler twin sisters keeping her wild cousin Jake out of trouble and staying out of her alcoholic father s way To make ends meet she helps Jake with petty drug deals Then she meets a boy Mike is the new kid in school who s moved from California to the wealthy suburbs of Idaho Springs He took my clothes off slowly his hand running down my hip over my thunderbird tattoo I love this thing he said and kissed itThis exchange sends a warning to readers that Mike sees Magaritte not as a person so much as an exotic other a plaything for his fantasies Magaritte though street savvy and justifiably wary is still just a kid and she falls for him in a bad way Mike of course isn t as innocent as she is first made to believe and their romance has terrible conseuences for Magaritte Jake and her entire familyIt s a plot right out of an after school special but in Crazy Horse s Girlfriend there s no safety net On TV the hardest thing the protagonist has to do is face the conseuences of her actions Magaritte has to do that too and it s not easy but her situation is complicated by the constant threat of violence both on the streets and in her homeWurth paints a stirring portrait of life at the margins for a Native American teen whose dream of living a normal life is compromised by the poverty she desperately tries to escape Crazy Horse s Girlfriend isn t just a story about Native Americans it s an American story we cannot afford to ignore Spieserye old Native American whose family has escaped the poverty and despair Feral of the reservation but is just barely getting by in Idaho Springs Colorado Magaritte is a bright but irreverent young girl who juggles school and a part time job taking care Krismis van Map Jacobs of her toddler twin sisters keeping her wild cousin Jake Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods out Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche of trouble and staying Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, out Mensa Riddles Conundrums of her alcoholic father s way To make ends meet she helps Jake with petty drug deals Then she meets a boy Mike is the new kid in school who s moved from California to the wealthy suburbs Julie of the Wolves of Idaho Springs He took my clothes The Right Swipe off slowly his hand running down my hip Touched over my thunderbird tattoo I love this thing he said and kissed itThis exchange sends a warning to readers that Mike sees Magaritte not as a person so much as an exotic Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa other a plaything for his fantasies Magaritte though street savvy and justifiably wary is still just a kid and she falls for him in a bad way Mike Ugly Fish of course isn t as innocent as she is first made to believe and their romance has terrible conseuences for Magaritte Jake and her entire familyIt s a plot right The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives out Little Gods of an after school special but in Crazy Horse s Girlfriend there s no safety net On TV the hardest thing the protagonist has to do is face the conseuences Der Schweizerische Robinson of her actions Magaritte has to do that too and it s not easy but her situation is complicated by the constant threat Ensorcelled The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle Book 9 of violence both The Poems The Collected Works of W B Yeats on the streets and in her homeWurth paints a stirring portrait Sylvia Pankhurst of life at the margins for a Native American teen whose dream Attack of Apollyon: Revenge of the Locusts of living a normal life is compromised by the poverty she desperately tries to escape Crazy Horse s Girlfriend isn t just a story about Native Americans it s an American story we cannot afford to ignore

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N move far beyond the bright lights of Denver that float on the horizon before the daily suffocation of teen pregnancy eats her aliv. Sixteen year old Margaritte is constantly planning an escape route from her miserable circumstances A mix of Apache Chickasaw Cherokee and white she finds her Idaho Springs Colorado home nothing less than depressing Beyond ennui at home Margaritte has to deal with the daily stress of her volatile alcoholic father and a mother who can be eually explosive while helping care for her innocent six year old twin sisters She s tired of living on the cusp of poverty as well as being surrounded by teens who have no future aspirations High on their chart of escapism is drugs and alcohol while many girls succumb to teenage pregnancy a statistic that Margaritte has no intention of becoming Ironically Margaritte who drinks and smokes pot sees the wads of cash she hopes to bring in as a drug dealer and her new love Mike Walker as the ticket out of her loathsome life Yet the hope of a brighter future suddenly appears dismal when Margaritte learns that she s pregnantIn her debut novel Wurth has created a plethora of hardened teens and their means of survival in unforgiving conditions The story s protagonist narrator is Margaritte whose insistence on not becoming a loser truly earmarks her as an underdog as she struggles to go against the grain of her impoverished society The language Wurth uses which includes Lakota terminology is raw and visceral reflecting just how tough these teens are especially MargaritteWritten in first person Wurth s narrative is full of literary techniues that highlight themes of codependency amid Native American culture during the 1990s Of prominence is Wurth s use of a leitwortstil a purposeful repetition of words that usually expresses an important story motif or theme in the phrase for a Moment The intentional capitalization of the letter m tells the reader that various characters most often Margaritte are deliberately observing a situation and wondering why life is like it is as in this example between Margaritte and her motherMom was grading It seemed like she was always grading She looked up smiled her dark eyes full of exhaustion She touched the bruise on my face with the back of her fingertips and I took her hand We watched each other like that for a Moment and then our hands dropped and I ate my cerealWurth does an excellent job describing the devastating effects of codependency in drugs alcoholism and relationships Although Margaritte is eually a victim of codependency she sees the horrific results of meth and coke addicts and the damaging effect that alcoholism has on her father The vicious cycle of codependency is not limited to substance abuse Wurth focuses on codependency in relationships such as Margaritte s mother who is in denial fixed on the happy memories of the past and believes that her husband is getting better when clearly he is not Another example Mike and Margaritte s happy beginning that turns sour With codependency one expects plenty of conflicts almost like a ticking time bomb which are bound to explode at some point And indeed Wurth creates enough un hackneyed conflicts to keep her story fresh and constantly movingWithout specifically stating that the story takes place in the 1990s Wurth refers to items from that time period such as the hip hop and rap music the teens listen to Biggie TuPac TV shows The Electric Company popular book titles Hyperion by Dan Simmons early Stephen King novels and items like cassette tapes and rotary dial phonesKudos to Wurth for producing a gripping and heart wrenching narrative that is not only a must read for young adult and older readers but also a wonderful addition to Native American literatureby Anita Lockfor Story Circle Book Reviewsreviewing books by for and about women