Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Cahokian by Zoe Saadia

I enjoyed the heritage that was present in this book.  I liked traveling with the characters through their family’s history and the traditions that were represented here.  I think, however, that the plot needs some work.  I was mostly confused between the ‘then’ and the ‘now’ time frames and don’t feel they were delineated enough.  I feel it’s not quite ‘finished’ and needs a good editor to correct tense and grammatical errors. 

Typically, I don’t review books like this that I consider unfinished however, I felt this one was worth the read just for the development both character and scenes that were put into it.  I really liked reading about the traditions and ceremonies and why things are the way they are in this viewpoint. 

I would love the author to spend some time editing and then read it again.  I think it has huge potential to be a classic and just needs a bit of polishing.

Reviewed by Sue Owen

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