Friday, 29 July 2016

Book Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time IndianThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Junior narrates this tale, which is his story of a period of time in his teens. Not unlike the premise of many other YA books, except this one has a Native American living on a reservation who takes the opportunity to go to school "off-res" and then faces backlash from those on the Res and discrimination at his new school.
I found this a very odd book, but also quite humorous. There were a number of times I laughed out loud, and by the end I did feel like I really connected with Junior.

I listened to the audiobook which is narrated by the author, which I always love, and it did take me a little while to become accustomed to his voice as he has a slight lisp, but once the character's background is explained (loosely based on the author apparently) it just adds to the story.

3.5 stars

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