The Night Wanderer: A Native Gothic Novel - Drew Hayden Taylor
Tiffany Hunter's mother left, she and her father don't exactly get along and she is wondering what is going on with her new, non-Native boyfriend. She's too busy with her own life to pay attention to the stranger who is staying in their basement for a while. He sleeps all day, doesn't eat meals with them and is out on the reserve all night long. The whole family thinks he is a bit strange, but it seems the stranger and Tiffany have more in common than she thinks.I'll admit that this book was very slow in the beginning and it was a whole of stereotypical teenage attitude right from the beginning, which tends to annoy me sometimes because not all teenagers are like that. But I'd say about 30 or so pages in, the book gets increasingly good and you do see a different side of Tiffany. Her attitude is just to cover up her pain and I really like seeing the other side of Tiffany. She can definitely be a deep thinker.And then, there is the strange from Europe, Pierre. There is definitely a lot to him and I liked him, I liked how he talked to Tiffany and with his stories, helped her. It seems the family doesn't ever totally figure out that Pierre is a vampire. I know that vampire books aren't unique and are very common nowadays. What does make this book very unique, in my opinion, is that Pierre is a Native American vampire. I haven't heard of many (actually, any besides this one) vampire books where there is a Native American vampire. I thought it was a very good book and it left me with many things to think about. I love when I read a book and it leaves me thinking. So, in the beginning the book did move slow, but it turned out to be very good. I think the author did a great job and hopefully he'll write more YA books in the future.