In a world where dreams are belittled and apathy has become a staple, War Party proves that one unlikely hero can still make a difference. Tommy Galiwee, a native-American teen, wants desperately to be a warrior despite having been taught that Indian warriors no longer exist. Criticized and harassed by his father and tribal elders, Tommy sets out to prove he is much more than an idle dreamer. Driven by a mysterious vision and seeking to fulfill his dream, Tommy will lead a group of rag-tag friends on an adventure they will never forget; an adventure that will find them pitted against a group of well-funded modern day terrorists determined to seize and destroy the tiny town of Finkle Creek just outside their reservation. In War Party this one young man will find the inner strength to follow his vision, to do the right thing and prove that true Indian warriors still exist.
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In a world filled with alienated souls, a native-American teen strives to become the warrior his grandfather promised he should be; an Arab-American store-owner wonders where his true loyalties lie; and the powers that be wonder how to exercise authority, while failing to exercise care. As worlds collide, it’s a heady mix, and the life of a small Utah town might hang in the balance. “Not all wars are fought with guns and bullets. Words can be powerful ammunition,” says the wise Indian grandfather. Not all skills are expected, and not all allies are predictable either. And hopeless teens can’t be written off after all. The power-hungry journalist chases her story, powerful factions dictate its path, and the powerless change the ending of this tale. It’s surprisingly evocative, describing frantic flights and freeways just as surely as Utah’s gorgeous scenery. And it’s a beautiful tale of a young man’s coming of age, in a world that has forgotten the meaning of aging. I sincerely hope the author has more stories to tell of Tommy Galiwee. Disclosure: I won a copy of this. I’m so lucky!