Malbadeen’s review of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
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Oct 24, 2009 08:11PM
This is on our Green Mountain Book Award list, Marie... I came really, really close to picking this up at the library this afternoon... Next time, for sure. :)
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Oct 24, 2009 10:33PM
I liked it, I just expected to love it and I didn't. Listening to him read would be great--probably better, but did you know the print version is fully illustrated? Almost like a Diary of a Wimpy Kid amount of illustration. I still think listening would be better, though, because I second that he was hilarious live. So funny!
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Jackie "the Librarian"
Oct 24, 2009 10:36PM
I liked this one a lot, probably because I wasn't sure if I would. But I love underdog stories, and this one is set here in Washington state, too.
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Oct 25, 2009 06:27PM
WHAT IN THE WHAT! There were drawings inside?! Holy schmig-a-rolly! I did not know that. I always admire the cover but I guess I've never actually picked it up. Maybe I'll get it, so I can look at the drawings and so I can save it for Henry (for when he gets OLDER of course, like when he's 32 and finds out about masturbating and wants to kiss girls).
Jan 16, 2010 06:01AM
Mar 12, 2013 01:49PM
I also really appreciated Alexie's not making all the students in the high school the same- some were kinder than others, etc. I think that many books make "kid-goes-to-new-school" cliches. Alexie avoided this quite nicely.
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