Cenix Truong Truong von Nossa Senhora do Pópulo, Portugal
I read this as it's one of the Sequoyah nominees this year and it seems to be the obligatory "death" book from this year's selections. The story would have been somewhat more enjoyable had it not been for the protagonist's too-Junie-B.-Jonesish narrative voice. There comes an age when that type of voice is just not acceptable. If it was meant to offset the weight of the topic, I'm not sure it exactly succeeded. Some aspects were quite realisitc and enjoyable but overall...eh. Two stars may be a bit low, but I'm not ready to change it yet.