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SUMMARY Crazy Horses Girlfriend

Margaritte is a sharp tongued drug dealing sixteen year old Native American floundering in a Colorado town crippled by poverty unemp 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 fingers that I would win and guess what I Did But my excitement pretty much ended there Let s dive in to see whyFirst I would like to say that I neither enjoyed nor disliked this novel If that makes any sense There were parts where I was turned off and wanted to stop reading but on the other hand I was still slightly intrigued and wanted to see how everything panned out in the end Let s begin with the characters MagaritteMmmm I really didn t enjoy Magaritte as the main character She was a bit naive a bit of an asshole and was often insensitive to others With such odds being against her I was hoping that she would shine above all but she often did the opposite She was an underachiever horrible grades in school no real interest in being better than her peers or relatives However I liked that about her as well She wasn t the typical female protagonist in today s YA JakeJake was supposed to be the bad boy of the story You know the typical I m the big drug dealing troubled kid that s in and out of jail But then again he wasn t What I mean is he was of course a drug dealer he was in out of jail Alot but he was also a really nice guy actually I liked the relationship that he had with his cousin Magaritte even though everytime they were together troubled ensued MikeThe new kid on the block Mysterious and rich Well atleast his parents were An adopted kid like Jake who moved to Idaho Springs for unknown reasons You find out towards the end Mike was bit of a weird character I really liked him at first mainly because he took a interest in Magaritte and I was hoping a love interest would soften her up a bit and also the fact that he was a reader Things end up happening fast between Mike and Magaritte before she finds out what type of person he truly isIf you notice I only touch basis on three people and that s because the other characters in the book felt like extras to me Wasted space almost All of the characters fell flat I couldn t connect to any other them Magaritte Jake and Mike included which is why it was hard for me to truly enjoy the story Okay now on to the settingI believe the setting was the best aspect of this novel The Author wanted a gritty surrounding she wanted you to see the characters living in poverty and she definitely succeeded with that For example when she would describe an abandoned house it was as if you could see the old dingy furniture the broken shards on glass on the floor the dusty toys families left behind in urgency It gave the story such a gloomy feeling Whenever I was reading I always pictured it to be a cloudy day No sunshine just gray skies and rain In the end I give this novel 2 12 to 3 stars There were times were I hated certain things such as the dialogue where the fuck word is used excessively along with other things making the conversation between characters completely annoying and unbearable But as I stated earlier there were things that I sorta kinda liked as well I refuse to tell someone to not pick up a book I m all about supporting authors whether I enjoy their work or not and really do feel that this book wasn t completely horrible The characters dialogue and writing could all be better But hey a book experience is what you make it right

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Crazy Horses Girlfriend

Loyment and drug abuse She hates the burnout futureless kids surrounding her and dreams that she and her unreliable new boyfriend ca 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 something that should ve been caught by an editor Wurth s storytelling was excellent and the novel was a good read but the editorial errors were distracting

Erika T. Wurth º 1 REVIEW

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


10 thoughts on “Crazy Horses Girlfriend

  1. says:

    I won this book via goodreads in exchange for an honest review 16 Native American Drug Dealer Pregnant SoldLooking throug

  2. says:

    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 w

  3. says:

    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 to som

  4. says:

    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

  5. says:

    This is a tough read It's a gritty look at life in an impoverished small town in Colorado with 16 year old Margar

  6. says:

    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 somethin

  7. says:

    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

  8. says:

    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 mo

  9. says:

    Good Lord I'm loving the voice in this one

  10. says:

    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