The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

by Sherman Alexie | Teens |
ISBN: 0316013692 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSqueakyChuwing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 1/15/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingSqueakyChuwing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Saturday, February 04, 2012
I purchased this book at the Friends of the Library bookstore in Rockville, Maryland.

Journal Entry 2 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Sunday, February 04, 2018
I'm now reading this book for the February 2018 TIOLI challenge on LibraryThing to read a book tagged "friendship"

Journal Entry 3 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, February 05, 2018
This was a beautiful book. I was crying as the story came to a close.

Arnold Spirit (aka Junior) was a Spokane Indian boy who lived on a reservation ("rez", to him). In an effort to improve his situation, he asked permission from his parents to attend an all-white school, also on the reservation, buta vast distance from his home and with students and faculty who were more affluent and not the drunks who were his family and friends on the rez.

Arnold's story touches on what it means to be a part of a family, how friendship really works, how cultural differences can be a barrier, and how to deal with death and other difficulties.

The artwork in the book, by Ellen Forney, was excellent. It represented drawings done by Arnold to illustrate the high and lowpoints of his life and the characters who filled the pages ofhis diary.

I know this was a novel, but Junior sounded like a real person. Ioften wondered, while I was reading this book just how much of Sherman Alexie himself was in Arnold Spirit.

I'm releasing this book for...

**The 2018 February Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes Release Challenge hosted by awaywithfairies. This book's title contains the word AB.

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