06 December 2021

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise - Book Review


The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
Publication date: January 8, 2019
Pages: 344 pages
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ☆☆☆☆
Strengths: Characters and storyline
Weaknesses: Some characters were more understandable and more detailed than others

The journey that were on with Coyote, and her dad Rodeo, is a small part of all their five years on the road so far. See, the three other people who were part of their family died in a traffic accident, so Coyote and Rodeo picked new names, agreed to never discuss the past, and hit the road.

While Coyote hasn't said that she doesn't like never settling down somewhere or making a friend for more than a few hours, when she talks to her grandma on the phone each week she's always sure to say that they're doing well and enjoying their travels. Coyote wants to keep the peace and help her dad be as happy as he can.

The evolution of the characters and the new relationships between Coyote and the newcomers to their journey were my favorite parts of the story. I wanted to see Coyote truly be the kid and be cared for like she deserved, but I could still sympathize with Rodeo and his resistance to acknowledge that his life was no longer shared every day with his wife and other two daughters along with Coyote.

I'd give this book 4 out of 5 stars, and recommend it for someone in the mood for an emotionally cathartic read. It was a great read for someone in the mood to immerse in a story about escaping traditional reality. 

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