Title: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Author: Sherman Alexie
Genre: YA, Coming of age
“Life is a constant struggle between being an individual and being a member of the community.”
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