The Whale Rider
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I caught part of the movie version of this story a while ago when my dad was watching it, and it got me interested in reading the book. I am looking forward to this!
All in all, I enjoyed this book. I thought the writing was quite lovely at times. I also thought the narrator's point of view was an interesting one (uncle of the main character). I know nothing about the Maori culture, so I found the sort of folklore-is parts of the book interesting as well. I think the main difference I noticed from what I remember of the movie was that the book seemed to have more of a supernatural element sometimes, and I liked that because I thought it fit well with the Maori legends that were incorporated into the book.
If there was one thing I could change about this book, I would add in a glossary of the Maori words/terms used throughout the book, and perhaps a pronunciation guide as well.
I am setting this book's status to available for now, as I'm not sure what to do with it yet. Thank you once again to ReallyBookish for the trade!