Review: The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-time Indian

Author: Sherman Alexie.
Genre: Young Adult.
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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 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.
With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

Cover Review:

The cover is abstract and artistic, just like the story. I like it!

Book Review:

Okay. That was weird. I was reading this book in a shopping center while my family shopped, and I don't know how it happened, it felt so weird. I mean, one second I was reading and the next it just ended. I know that's how books end. But this was so weird. I was reading on my phone, so I hadn't realized I was close to the end. When I came up to the end, I was so baffled that I flipped back twice to make sure it really had ended. That's how engrossing The Diary was!

The characters, the setting, they were all so real. And the cartoons were an added bonus that always cracked me up. The book itself was super hilarious too. The author is so good at making you laugh that you end up laughing at the sad parts too, just like the hero of the story, Junior. 

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian also taught me a lot about native Americans that I didn't know before. I'd always been confused by the term 'Indian' because I knew that they weren't talking about us (people who live in India) but I hadn't known what it actually meant. Over time, by stumbling upon the term in various books, I finally understood who they were. But through this book, I came to know them. And for that, I'm very thankful to the author.

The Diary is definitely a must read for just about anyone!

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Have you read The Diary yet? If yes, then what did you think of it? And if no, go grab it! 

1 comment:

  1. I thought this was about us Indians too! Hahaha! Thanks for enlightening me. Will try this soon.


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