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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
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With his first foray into teen literature, acclaimed author Sherman Alexie packs a punch in this absorbing novel about a Native American boy searching for a brighter future. At once humorous and stirring, Alexie's novel follows Junior, a resident of the Spokane reservation who transfers out of... show more
With his first foray into teen literature, acclaimed author Sherman Alexie packs a punch in this absorbing novel about a Native American boy searching for a brighter future. At once humorous and stirring, Alexie's novel follows Junior, a resident of the Spokane reservation who transfers out of the reservation's school -- and into a nearby rich, all-white farm school -- in order to nurture his desire to become a cartoonist. Junior encounters resistance there, a backlash at home, and numerous family problems -- all the while relaying his thoughts and feelings via amusing descriptions and drawings. Having already garnered a National Book Award for Young Adult Literature, this moving look at race and growing up is definitely one to oick up.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780316219303 (0316219304)
ASIN: B006T2O8TW
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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Portable Magic
Portable Magic 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.
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
5.0 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
This story was so much more than I was expecting. It's about a boy growing up on an Indian reservation. Life and the future don't look bright for those living there. So many sad things happen to him, but the story is told in such an upbeat way. It feels so honest. You can't help but love him an...
Purple People Readers
Purple People Readers rated it
4.5
This is one book that I feel like I missed out on reading during my high school years, and I’ve always been sad about it; I’ve even owned a copy for at least 3 years, and I still wasn’t able to read it until recently, so finishing this was somewhat of a personal accomplishment for me. Not because it...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it
3.0 Good book, awful narration
Ok, so I know this book is a classic and my daughter had to read it for school. So, I decided to listen to it on audio while I was driving in my car. The author narrated the book and I hated the way he spoke and the voices he used. They seemed whiny and annoying most of the time. I am certain this a...
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