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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian 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 mascotHeartbreaking, 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 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 liveWith a foreward by Markus Zusak interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney



10 thoughts on “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

  1. Miranda Reads Miranda Reads says:

    Life is a constant struggle between being an individual and being a member of the community. Junior, a teenager on the Spokane Indian Reservation the rez , spent his entire life trying to blend in He was a smallish kid who used to


  2. Jess Jess says:

    2018 update with all of the women coming forward with allegations of sexual harassment from Alexie, I m no longer comfortable with the glowing review I originally wrote I still think the book is fantastic, but I don t think the same of its author, and I can t promote his writing with any enthusiasm I ll leave the original review below.______________________________I kinda got on the Sherman Alexie bandwagon, as an undergrad, when all freshmen were required to read his The Lone Ranger and Ton 2018 update with all of the women coming forward with allegations of sexual harassment from Alexie, I m no longer comfortable with the glowing review I originally wrote I still think the book is fantastic, but I don t think the same of its author, and I can t promote his writing with any enthusiasm I ll leave the original review below.______________________________I kinda got on the Sherman Alexie bandwagon, as an undergrad, when all freshmen were required to read his The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven I liked it Put it next to Plato s Republic and it was pretty damn exciting But I didn t go out and gobble up all this other books Plus I m not the hugest fan of short stories But you know me, I m a sucker for YA And for YA that everyone s been raving about And that wins the National Book Award.Here s one of my favorite things about the book almost everything that makes you laugh is also heartbreaking This in no way makes it less funny, or less sad It s both, perfectly, at once Just like the times when Junior is heartbroken but can t stop laughing.Also, Junior is a book kisser I grabbed my book and opened it up.I wanted to smell it.Heck, I wanted to kiss it.Yes, kiss it.That s right, I m a book kisser.Maybe that s kind of perverted or maybe it s just romantic and highly intelligent.While it certainly packs a punch, it s a quick, engaging read and I think it would be equally engaging to high schoolers and adults It s one I could pick up and read through again, if I didn t have so many others waiting for me.Also, the 1 and 2 star reviews onare pretty diverting The protagonist is too similar to all of those annoying protagonists in young adult fiction today, says the 1 star Yes, they re all so annoying aren t they They re not, you know, struggling with figuring out who they are and what their place is in the world They don t have problems with friends or family or school or themselves They re simply annoying Oh, teenagers Both reviews pick on the Catcher in the Rye similarities, but honestly I never thought of Catcher until Junior mentioned it on his list of favorite books Along with The Grapes of Wrath And Feed And Fat Kid Rules the World And Invisible Man And some others that I haven t read But really, I wasstruck by the inclusion of Steinbeck and Ellison than the others you have poverty and you have race, pretty squarely represented Issues that are muchemphasized, I would say, than any similarities to Holden


  3. Brina Brina says:

    Sherman Alexie s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian is a short novel labeled young adult butappropriate for adult audiences A mere 230 pages including comic sketches, Alexie details the plight of Arnold aka Junior, a 14 year old


  4. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    Everyone on the rez calls me a retard about twice a day They call me a retard when they are pantsing me or stuffing my head in the toilet or just smacking me upside the head Do you know what happens to retards on the rez We get beat up At least o


  5. Cristina Monica Cristina Monica says:

    The best stories have truth in them Even if it s a fictional story, if it feels realistic, if you can imagine these events taking place in real life, or if it reveals you something about human nature and the world we live in along the way, then it s a


  6. Emily May Emily May says:

    Sooo what do I know about Indians aka Native Americans Well, apparently the average white American knows very little about them and, whether that s true or not, I can confirm that the average Brit knows NOTHING about them That would include me Or it would


  7. Jodie Jodie says:

    This book has sort of been on my radar, and yesterday I saw it on one of my student s desk I excitedly asked him what he thought of it, and his face lit up He told me he had just finished it and repeated, It was a really good book about three times, with the mo


  8. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, Sherman AlexieThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian is a novel by Sherman Alexie and illustrated by Ellen Forney The book won several awards, and was the first young adult fiction work by Alexie, a stand up


  9. Robin Hobb Robin Hobb says:

    I listened to this as an audio book The version I had was from my library, and is, I believe the tenth anniversary edition It was read by the author.I started out listening to this on my own I like having a story running in the background while I m doing routine tasks Bu


  10. TK421 TK421 says:

    Confession time I ve been a bit of a snob when it comes to YA literature The idea that this type of writing was beneath me, not able to give me what I wanted from a story were my main excuses I m not going to say that YA fiction is ever going to replace literary adult fiction


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