While reading Moon of The Crusted snow, I felt like I was reading a true story. The story revolves around Evan, who is an Anishinaabe on small reserve. On the reserve that is partially isolated, winter is coming hard and the band council struggle to maintain order while more visitors who expect to stay come rolling in. As the winter progresses, the reserve is unable to get in contact with the outside world, and people start to die off from sickness. The visitors see that growing hole of weakness in the people, and manipulate the surviving and hungry. Evan with the help of his friends and family help the community to thrive again in the time of despair.

I get the feeling of a true story from how real the situation is, and I think that the writer wanted the me to feel it too. Long ago, before my reserve was connected to every other town, my reserve was once like that too, partially isolated with little technology that’s just being installed. This situation, back then, could have happened, and who’s to say it didn’t? I feel as if the story’s setting is real, too real, it’s a place I can’t experience like most people, but unlike most people, i can understand because it was how my grandma, and her mother lived. Maybe with book doesn’t live up to other peoples expectations, but it meets mine. The situation in Moon of the Crusted Snow can seem unrealistic to some people, but to me I know just how realistic it was for my mom which is why it’s everything I expected with a little more adventure.

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Moon of The Crusted Snow Reader Response
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2 thoughts on “Moon of The Crusted Snow Reader Response

  • April 2, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    I relate to feeling like this story is a true story as well. Throughout the book I was always asking myself “did this actually happen?”, honestly it makes me wonder is there are any reserves that this has happened to but nobody has heard about?…

    • April 2, 2020 at 3:54 pm

      I like how you wonder about other reserves, I kinda want other Anishinaabe to think of other reserves as-well.


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