The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

In a futuristic world where climate change has drastically morphed the world we live in, humans have lost their ability to dream. The indigenous people of Canada are the only humans that are still able to dream and the government is hunting them to harvest their bone marrow and create an antidote. Francis (“Frenchie) is a native who struggles to survive while being hunted by a government who treats him as less than human. The government has created a team of “recruiters” who collect the natives for their bone marrow and they have taken Frenchie’s mother and brother.

I enjoyed this book due to its connection to so many environmental issues we face in the world today. It is relevant and it did a good job of making the connections between human choices and consequences. I would rate this book a 6.5/10 because there were times when the author did not do a thorough enough job introducing characters. There were also times when the story seemed rushed and there was no apparent reason for it.  Despite the reservations, I would still recommend this book to my fellow teen readers. It shines a light on many issues that we need to look more closely at and discuss today.

Submitted by M.W.

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