Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie


Well, Sherman did not disappoint! This is the semi-(mostly-?)autobiographical story of Junior, a geeky teen who leaves the rez to go to the all-white school and becomes a surprise basketball hero. It's a quick read, the sketches are delightful, it's got tons of boy appeal, and as always, Alexie's writing style is spot-on. A big huge YAY from me.

10 Comments:

At November 6, 2007 at 3:29 AM , Blogger Carol K said...

I truly enjoyed this book. Provides opportunities for a great deal of reflection and discussion. A little concerned with some of the language - not that the readers haven't heard it or don't use it, but in terms of "conservative challenge." One of the best so far.

 
At November 12, 2007 at 1:37 PM , Blogger Deb Motley said...

I enjoyed this, too. Junior is a believable character whose angst, pain and happiness seem real. The pictures were right on. YAY for me.

 
At November 16, 2007 at 10:50 AM , Blogger Elizabeth Norton said...

It's been a long time since I've read a book that had me laughing, crying, and deeply reflecting all at the same time. I felt like the characters were so real they were going to walk off the pages and into my life. I'll shout the YAY for this one from the rooftops!

 
At November 26, 2007 at 10:10 AM , Blogger Anne Keller said...

Wonderfully funny, loved the pictures, very unique in today's YA literature. YAY!

 
At December 14, 2007 at 1:45 PM , Blogger Patty said...

This one is a winner for me, too. "I second that emotion..."
YAY!

 
At January 5, 2008 at 9:34 PM , Blogger Ms. Zandra said...

A touching story with believable characters. a YAY for me.

 
At January 10, 2008 at 4:36 PM , Blogger Katie said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to talk about it.
YAY!

 
At January 12, 2008 at 7:03 AM , Blogger kathy said...

Yay - read this while waiting for others in my group to arrive. Loved the illustrations, the realistic grit, love, and Junior's self-awareness. Definitely in the top 20.

 
At January 15, 2008 at 11:31 AM , Blogger robbie said...

I enjoyed this one and it is a stronge maybe for me. The story was a unique one with and had wonderful characterization. I would say that this one is a strong candidate.

 
At January 24, 2008 at 12:01 PM , Blogger Kip said...

Amazing book, YAY.

 

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