The Green Indian Problem By Jade Leaf Willetts

The Green Indian Problem By Jade Leaf Willetts


Set in the valleys of South Wales at the tail end of Thatcher’s Britain, The Green Indian Problem is the story of Green, a seven year old with intelligence beyond his years – an ordinary boy with an extra-ordinary problem: everyone thinks he’s a girl.

Green sets out to try and solve the mystery of his identity, but other issues keep cropping up – God, Father Christmas, cancer – and one day his best friend goes missing, leaving a rift in the community and even more unanswered questions. Dealing with deep themes of friendship, identity, child abuse and grief, The Green Indian Problem is, at heart, an all-too-real story of a young boy trying to find out why he’s not like the other boys in his class.

My Thoughts:

If you want a story that pulls at your heart strings this is the book for you, I felt as though I wanted to protect Green, with everything that is going on with him and how he is feeling at such a young age. The story explores quite deep subjects that include identity and child abuse which made me really emotional. I just felt as though I wanted to jump into the book and save Green, I have never had a book made me feel like that before. I think Jade has written this book very well, and I look forward to more of Jade’s books in the future. This book will stay with me for a very long time.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. Thank you to Will at Renard Press for sending me a copy.

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