Jordan Dane’s writing brought me back to home. Her imagery is great. The hot summer sun, the dusty plains, the small antiquated towns. And then she had the people be complete racists. Native Americans are a part of life in Oklahoma. It’s not like Nevada or New Mexico where reservations are these beaten up towns with serious problems.Brenna is a dark and twisty teen. One that I could understand quickly. She’s brave unlike many her age. Her selfless acts bring her friend back to her in more ways than one.Her and her mother’s relationship get repaired with trust and truths. Joe is a needed in so many ways and until he appears fear is rampant for Brenna.There is so much more to say about this book, but it would all be spoilers. So I'll say this, the villians are dynamic, the protag is heartfelt, and the land is home. If you liked Speak, you’d love this book.