“The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian”

In class today we got a task to find information on the two books “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” written by Sherman Alexie and “About a boy” written by Nock Hornby. Based on our impressions we were to decide on wich book we wanted to read.

I chose “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian”. The book is a 2007 novel for young adults written by Sherman Alexie, as earlier mentioned, and illustrated by Eller Forney. The book won several awards. This was the first young-adult fiction work by Alexie, a stand-up comedian, screenwriter, film producer and songwriter who has previously written adult novels, short stories, poems and screenplays.

part-time-indianThe Absolutely True Diary is about a Native American teenager Arnold Spirit Jr., also known as “Junior”, a 14-year-old budding cartoonist. The book is a bildungsroman, detailing Junior’s life on the Spokane Indian Reservation and his decision, up on encouragement from a reservation high school teacher, to go to an all-white public high school in the off-reservation town of Reardan, Washington. Born with a variety of medical problems he is priced on by everyone but his best friend. The book is about “Junior
” trying to  rise above the live everyone expects him to live.

 

This book caught my attention, and it seems like a really good book. Aften reading the first chapter in the book impression is that the book is very well written. It is very humorous and funny. I am very much looking forward to continue reading “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian”.

 

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-Ingrid

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