Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian


from Goodreads:
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 town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

Heartbreaking, 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 Forney 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 live.

With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike. 

from me:
It's hard not to steal words like: Heartbreaking, funny and beautiful, from the Goodreads review
or, hilarious, honest and insightful  from my daughter-in-law.
I really, really liked this book.

I listened to the audio version, so was not able to see the interior art throughout the book.
It was narrated by Sherman Alexie and it took me a minute, but then I fell in love with the narration.

I would recommend this book to anybody.

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