The story took place when most people lost the ability to dream after the world-destructing nuclear war. The Indigenous people who had immunity were forced to have their marrows drained for a cure. This book emphasizes the bond people can have when they are the minority. However, the book ended with a successful rescue mission, which didn't conclude the war or bring justice to the world. The themes like "faith vs. reality" or "human vs. human" in the end stopped being as engaging as in the start of the book. Besides, in my opinion, too many characters are introduced, and most of them have similar characteristics and experiences. 3/5 stars
@Truffle_Waffle of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

The Marrow Thieves is a well written novel, set in a dystopian future where indigenous peoples are forced into hiding to protect their lives. The antagonist of this novel is a corrupt government who sanctions the exploitation of indigenous peoples. While it's unlikely anyone will have to protect their bone marrow anytime soon, the book touches upon a lot of important issues that can be seen currently in our society today. It also teaches about some very vague fundamentals of indigenous tradition/culture. The novel is edge of the seat exciting, and impossible to put down. It also has an abundance of three dimensional characters that all come to life throughout the duration of the narrative. I loved the Marrow Thieves and recommend it to everyone interested in reading work done by indigenous authors. (Yay representation!) Rating: 5/5 stars
@Dream.Sequences of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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