Hawk - Jennifer Dance

Adam, also know as Hawk, finds an osprey, a fish hawk, in a pond polluted by the oil industry which is ever present in Northern Alberta. When he's diagnosed with leukaemia, which may or may not be caused by the same oil industry, Hawk and the osprey link together in their battle to survive.

 

I find it difficult to really place this novel in the right age category. At times I was thinking YA, but mostly I would have said it was for the somewhat younger audience. There are a lot of problems discussed in this novel (it's funny this is the second book this month that deals with the problems of oil industry and indigenous inhabitants of Alaska/Northern Canada) but they were addressed in a way suitable for younger readers, I believe.

 

It took me some time to get used to the osprey chapters, but in the end I learned to appreciate them. It was an interesting read, not something I read a lot.

 

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!