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.

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