Monday, August 17, 2009

July 8, 09 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie


On Saturday, I picked up The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian and couldn't put it down.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian is about Junior, a cartoonist who lives on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Junior leaves his old school to go to a primarily white but academically solid school, and gets ridiculed by his former friends and new acquaintances. Junior has to discover who he is, who he wants to be, and how to merge the two together.

I really enjoyed this book. My adopted aunt is Native American and she always gives me these amazing presents about her culture, so I was really intrigued with this book because of her. Junior is witty and sarcastic and likable. The writing was hilarious at the worst of times, and when it ended I didn't want it to.

Emma Out!


  1. Though I'm not in any way Native American I adore their culture and anything to do with Natives. Therefore, this book looks soooo good to me.

  2. I'd recommend you GRAB IT. :D

  3. I'd heard so many great things about this book. Good review :)


  4. Thanks Briana! It's really good.

  5. I've heard such great things about this book...I think I need to go get it

  6. I had this book in my hands at Barnes and Noble to buy but I put it back. I'm thinking that was a mistake!