Monday, May 13, 2013
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
4.25 Stars - Read May 13, 2013
Junior is a boy from the Spokane Indian Reservation who marches to the beat of his own drum. With some encouragement from a teacher, Junior decides to leave the rez school and attend the white school 20 miles away. This is the story of how he survives his Freshman year.
Very well-written and a super fast read for adults. The perfect next step for kids who have outgrown the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Junior is a little older, a little wiser and a little more able to express himself in a way that the pre-teen will understand and respect. The story of Junior's failures and triumphs will also keep a grown-up's interest.