The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
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.
Publish date: January 10th 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Realistic Fiction
, Coming Of Age
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...
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...
I don't even know what to say about this book. It's funny, it's poignant, it's raw and it's honest. 15-year old Arnold had to fight from the time he was born with a brain disorder and had to keep fighting. He's a Native American, he's the odd one out, and he realizes that to change his fate he has t...
17/5 - I know barely anything about American Indians/Native Americans (not even what they would choose to be called, I'm going to go with what Alexie referred to himself as), and most of what I do know is probably not true seeing as it came from Avon romances from the 80s and 90s. I know my ignoranc...
This is a children's classic that I am surprised I have never read. And I really loved it. It's funny, tragic and one to remember. Easy to see why its read over and over and so popular. Junior is a cartoonist living in an Indian reservation. But all he wants to do is get out. And one day he decid...