Wednesday, March 12, 2008

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


Arnold Spirit, aka Junior, is a smart, nerdy 14 year old who must straddle two worlds when he transfers to a rich, white high school in a suburb near the poverty-crippled reservation he grew up on. At once hilarious and heartbreaking, Junior finds friends and even love in his new surroundings, even as his family seems to be falling apart.

7 Comments:

At March 13, 2008 at 6:32 AM , Blogger Anne Keller said...

Wow, I get to post first. Well, after reading other books, I hate to admit that I just wasn't that crazy about this book. I know it sounds strange, but I am really baffled by all the attention it has gotten and awards. Sure the pictures were great and it was funny, but it's no Ishmael!

 
At March 13, 2008 at 8:41 AM , Blogger Patty said...

Anne, I'm always intrigued by your perceptions of books and can't wait to hear what you have to say! I really liked this title but at the time I read it I had only read about 5 of the current top 20. As I work my way through, I still like it but not as my #1.

 
At March 26, 2008 at 12:39 PM , Blogger Deb Motley said...

I also really liked this title but it's not my #1. Maybe in the top 5. I liked the honesty and reality of what life is like on the rez, while still maintaining a sense of humor.

 
At March 28, 2008 at 12:51 PM , Blogger Katie said...

I do love this book and felt that Junior's pains and hopes were spot on.

 
At May 11, 2008 at 9:32 AM , Blogger Janice Heilman said...

Not sure if this one is in my top picks of the top 20 or not. I remember loving it and totally feeling for Junior and cheering him on.

 
At May 21, 2008 at 11:15 AM , Blogger Mary R said...

This is in my top 5, but not #1. The book has some important things to say about Native Americans in our society. Junior's voice felt real to me.

 
At May 21, 2008 at 11:17 AM , Blogger Mary R said...

This is in my top 5, but not #1. The book has some important things to say about Native Americans in our society. Junior's voice felt real to me.

 

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