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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
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In his first book for young adults, 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... show more
In his first book for young adults, 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. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by acclaimed artist Ellen Forney, that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780316013680 (0316013684)
Pages no: 230
Edition language: English
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Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it
3.0 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
This was a very quick read. I found the reading level a little lower than I expected compared to some of the YA books I've read. It was partly because of the writing style with the short paragraphs, but also a lot of developments in the story felt simplified or shortened, making it seem a bit slice-...
chrisbrown
chrisbrown rated it
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.0
Virreoh
Virreoh rated it
It was an okay book. I found it quite hard to relate to, but I was rooting for him throughout the entire book. It felt a bit fast paced at times though.
Portable Monsters
Portable Monsters rated it
3.0 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian ★★★☆☆
I had heard so much about this book that I’ve really been looking forward to reading it. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t connect with it. I understand that it’s semi-autobiographical, so it must be an accurate portrayal of a 14-year-old boy’s thoughts and concerns. And teenage boys are a little bit g...
ewilly
ewilly rated it
Hilarious, sad, beautifully written, Alexie uses his own experiences as an adolescent to tell the story of a Native American boy trying to escape the life those around him would trap him in.
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