Thursday, June 25, 2015
Book Review: "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie
This is one of those YA novels that is destined to be a classic and just something everyone should read. It confronts racism and cultural identity head on, while also demonstrating the far-reaching affect of alcoholism within a family - and a tribal community.
I love the conversational tone of the writing. It kind of feels like Junior is just sitting with you and telling his story. Some of the lines are so casual at first glance, but speak to deeper meaning and understanding. Also, the illustrations are just wonderful. They may not have been completely necessary, but they do help the reader connect to Junior a bit more. Honestly, I loved it all!
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie
Little, Brown and Company, 2007