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

February 29, 2008
By Amber Szymanski, Omaha, NE

Junior is a fierce, fearless, funny and unforgettable nerdy boy that lives on a reservation. He goes to school on the reservation too. Until one day he decides to go to a white school in Spokane. Junior goes and tells his parents that he wants to go to a white school they are happy for him that he is brave enough to go to a white school, but when he goes and tells his best friend Rowdy. Rowdy doesn't believe him, but when he does believe junior something terrible happens with Junior and Rowdy's friendship. Read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian to find out what happens with Junior and Rowdy's friendship.


When he goes to the white school he is hated because he is Indian. The racism in this book is brutal, but when they realize that color or race does not matter they accept him and he is loved, even by the girl of his dreams. This is a really hilarious and heartwarming book that young adults should read this book.

When I first started to read this book I liked it, from the very first paragraph until the end it was joyful. It has violence and cussing, but also a fun filled book with jokes that will make you laugh. Pick up your copy at your local book store.


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on May. 19 2012 at 2:15 pm
DreamingOutQuiet SILVER, Round Rock, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Time and the bell have buried the day,
The black cloud carries the sun away" - Elliot

Oh if life where made of moments, even now and then a bad one. Oh, if life where made of moments then we wouldn't know we had one. - Into the Woods

I absolutely loved this book! Great review


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