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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown and Company
NO. PAGES: 240
GENRE{S}: Realistic Fiction, Literary Fiction
Boston Globe Horn Book Award
National Book Award
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
Kirkus Reviews - Best Young Adult or Starred Review
YALSA Top 10 Best Books for Young Adults
Horn Book Fanfare
ISBN: 0316013692
READ & REVIEWED BY: Tiffany - StorySnoop

The Story
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian—Book Review

Arnold Spirit, aka Junior, is living a hard life on an Indian reservation. He has been picked on all his life, and is not exactly destined for greatness. To try and save himself, he switches to the white school off the reservation, where he is the only Indian besides the school mascot. Overcoming personal tragedy, outcast status with his own people, and being a high school misfit, Junior demonstrates strength of character and determination that is truly extraordinary.
The Scoop
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian—Book Review
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian is a poignant and exceptionally worthwhile read. Alcoholism is a sad but very real problem on the Indian reservation and is involved in multiple tragic deaths that affect the main character. Although told with incredibly sharp wit, and often hilarious to read, underlying messages about tolerance, racism, acceptance, and triumph over adversity do not lose their importance. Subject matter is mature; masturbation is mentioned, use of derogatory homosexual slurs is frequent, violent fighting occurs, and several main characters die.
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by Gina B {ADULT}
on Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 07:27:17 PM

This was an excellent book - so pleased to see it on your site. It is great read for adults, too. I highly recommend it.
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