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


The book in one sentence: Arnold Spirit Jr. quits the local reservation high school to go to a better, all-white high school in the next county, in an inspirational underdog tale that will make you laugh!

Who would you recommend it to: If you’re looking for a refreshing, uplifting read, this is the book for you. A highly-recommended young adult book.

OK bits: It’s a story about how the biggest underdog of all underdogs there are in the world manages to triumph in life, with courage and spirit and determination. And a great sense of humour! It also won the National Book Award.

Boring bits: Nothing.

Verdict: I loved this book! Junior is funny, sweet, brave, smart and a whole lot more. A character you can’t help but root for, in whatever challenges he faces in life.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. KittyCat
    Sep 10, 2009 @ 01:45:24

    The title of the book already sounds hilarious! Aaargh…I’ve got bookshelves toppling and boxes filled with secondhand children’s books. No place for new reads like this 😦

    nylusmilk: it is very cute and funny. 🙂 i know what you mean, there’s only so many books one can read!


  2. museditions
    Sep 10, 2009 @ 05:13:53

    Sounds really good! When I first saw the title I thought it meant east Indian. It’s still confusing to me that we call native Americans “Indians” because Christopher Columbus discovered the wrong continent. Or something.
    Anyway, I’ve read a lot about “Indian Schools” and indoctrination into western culture, and such. I will enjoy reading this.

    nylusmilk: it is! one of the better young adult books of recent times. east indian as in… ? yeah before i read it i thought it was the asian indian. anyway, hope you can locate this book in your library or nearest bookshop!


  3. Josette
    Sep 13, 2009 @ 04:04:47

    Hi there, congratulations, you won a copy of The Secret Scroll! Hmm, since I can’t contact you by e-mail, could you write to me instead?


    I’ll need your address to send the book to you. Thanks!

    nylusmilk: wow thank you! thanks for taking the effort to contact me here too. i’ll e-mail you shortly. yay it’s been a while since i won something online! 😀


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