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: 12-09-2007
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Realistic Fiction
, Coming Of Age
A real eye-opener for me. Brilliantly written, it had me laughing one moment and crying the next. If you are looking for a good read for young adults, this is definitely one of them. Thumbs up.
Meh. It was alright--a little overly "boy" for me, maybe. I'm more interested in reading the one that's sampled in the back of this one, but it's not on Kindle. I may have to send someone to the library.
Read my full mini-review of the books that I read on my Albertan Christmas holiday here:http://writergrrlreads.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-holiday-reviews.html
Books like this make me realize that I've become complacent. Others that I've read that I thought were worthy of a 5 star rating I now realize I over rated. It's literature like The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian that really sets the mold for the books that truly deserve five stars.I'm ...
I've read Alexie's The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven about a year ago for a humanities class, and I liked it. It was an eye-opener for me, because I was very unaware of the problems Native Americans had to deal with. To me, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is basically The...