The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

693208.jpgTitle: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Author: Sherman Alexie

Pages: 230

Rating: ★★★★

Genre: YA, Coming of age

 

 

“Life is a constant struggle between being an individual and being a member of the community.”

Summary

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

What I think of it

This is the book that got me into reading. When I was about 17 I hated reading, it was the last thing on earth I would do. But I had to read this book for high school and BOOM I couldn’t stop.

This story is so enjoyable and the writing style is very interesting. You’ll love Junior with an enormous head, gigantic feet, crazy eyes, ten more teeth than normal, a stutter, and a lisp and you will laugh 90% of the time you’re reading.

Thank you, Sherman Alexie, for making me love reading

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2 thoughts on “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

  1. Victoria says:

    I actually read this book recently because it was used as a core text/required reading for my anthropology class at uni. It’s really great when you can find books that are funny, compelling and which are actually really enlightening. I think its one of those ‘everyone must read’ kind of books 🙂

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