( epub or Pdf ) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian By Sherman Alexie

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Ey that reflect the character's art chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to liveWith a foreward by Markus Zusak interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney I listened to this as an audio book The version I had was from my library and is I believe the tenth anniversary edition It was read by the authorI started out listening to this on my own I like having a story running in the background while I m doing routine tasks But very soon I saw that my husband Fred was also closely tuned into the story So I timed my listening times so that we could enjoy it together And enjoy it we didI loved Alexie s voice and inflection for this telling I loved that he sometimes chokes up as he s reading his own words Writers do that even years later There are parts of our own books that we can t get through without a tear or twoThere were moments that made both Fred and I laugh out loud and times when we completely stopped whatever hand project we were doing to listen intently Exhilarating triumphs and heartbreaking moments all told in a simple styleMy grand daughter 16 came in while we were listening Oh I know this one We read it in school I loved it How often do you hear that about a reuired reading bookI am years late coming to this work obviously I m sure you ve heard that it s the first person tale of a young man growing up on an Indian reservation in Washington state It s so much than thatI recommend this especially in the audio book format with Sherman Alexie reading his own work I recommend that you listen to the extra bit at the end of it too I think it would make a great story for a family to share at home in the evening or on a long car ride Excellent excellent book

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation Determined to take his future into his own hands Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all white farm Life is a constant struggle between being an individual and being a member of the community Junior a teenager on the Spokane Indian Reservation the rez spent his entire life trying to blend in He was a smallish kid who used to have seizures He was picked on and bullied almost constantly And thensomething snapped There are all kinds of addicts I guess We all have pain And we all look for ways to make the pain go away Junior realized that he was going nowhere fast and the only way to get out was to literallyget out He transfers to an all white rural school with a lovely Indian mascot and everything changesWellsort of He s still hated at his old school but now instead of being picked on for his size and health issues he gets to be picked on for being a traitor But no matter what is said or what is thrown at him Junior decides that he will make it out there No Matter What If you let people into your life a little bit they can be pretty damn amazing Overall I liked this book and that makes the drama with the author all the disappointingJunior was funny and crude and hilarious and above all real So very real I was studying the sky like I was an astronomer except it was daytime and I didn t have a telescope so I was just an idiot Sometimes you wish the authors could live up to the characters they write YouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading

REVIEW The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

Town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascotHeartbreaking funny and beautifully written The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian which is based on the author's own experiences coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forn Sooo what do I know about Indians aka Native Americans Well apparently the average white American knows very little about them and whether that s true or not I can confirm that the average Brit knows NOTHING about them That would include me Or it would have included me before I read this bookThis book was one of the biggest eye openers ever A very funny kinda sad eye opening experience You see Arnold Spirit was born on an Indian reservation and raised amongst Indians and educated in Indian schools and his life really just sucks Big time If the author didn t carry this story off with such witty humour it would simply be a FML rant about poverty death alcoholism abusive parents and just the sense that Hope is not even living in the same dimension as Native AmericansThe fact that all the book covers for this are incredibly childish is very misleading It becomes apparent when you re reading it that the cover is a picture of Arnold s doodles that he does to entertain himself and to avoid going completely insane but this is not a kid s book In fact I think it will be much appreciated by the older end of the young adult audience and of course adults themselves It s an education as well as an entertaining storyI suppose that ultimately this book is about overcoming obstacles and finding hope in the darkest places I obviously should write cheesy taglines for a living or even just a bit of humour


10 thoughts on “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

  1. says:

    Life is a constant struggle between being an individual and being a member of the community Junior a teenager on the Spokane Indian Reservation the rez spent his entire life trying to blend in He was a smallish kid who used to have seizures He was picked on and bullied almost constantly And thensomething snapped There are all kinds of addicts I guess We all have pain And we all look for ways to make the pain go away Junior realized that he

  2. says:

    2018 update with all of the women coming forward with allegations of sexual harassment from Alexie I'm no longer comfortable

  3. says:

    Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian is a short novel labeled young adult but appropriate for adult audiences A mere 230 pages including comic sketches Alexie details the plight of Arnold aka Junior a 14 year old Spokane Indian living on a reservation Born with brain damage to alcoholi

  4. says:

    Everyone on the rez calls me a retard about twice a day They call me a retard when they are pantsing me or stuffing my head in the toilet or just smacking me upside the head Do you know what happens to retards on the rezWe get beat up

  5. says:

    The best stories have truth in them Even if it’s a fictional story if it feels realistic if you can imagine these events taking place in real life or if it reveals you something about human nature and the world we live in along the way then it’s a golden truth It’s even better if the book was shaped from

  6. says:

    Sooo what do I know about Indians aka Native Americans Well apparently the average white American knows very little about them and whether that's true or not I can confirm that the average Brit knows NOTHING about them That would include me Or it would have included me before I read this bookThis book was one of the biggest eye openers ever A

  7. says:

    This book has sort of been on my radar and yesterday I saw it on one of my student's desk I excitedly asked him what he thought of it and his face lit up He told me he had just finished it and repeated It was a really good book about three times with the most genuine smile I've seen from this kid all year When I told him it was on my list of

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    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Sherman AlexieThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian is a novel by Sherman Alexie and illustrated by Ellen Forney The book won several awards and was the first young adult fiction work by Alexie a stand up comedian screenwriter film producer and songwriter who has previously w

  9. says:

    I listened to this as an audio book The version I had was from my library and is I believe the tenth anniversary edition It was read by the authorI started out listening to this on my own I like having a story running in the background while I'm doing routine tasks But very soon I saw that my husband Fred was also closely tuned into the sto

  10. says:

    Funny poignant and heartbreaking The Absolutely True Diary of a Part time Indian is a must read for everyoneDealing with hydrocephalus poverty

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