Malbadeen’s review of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian > Likes and Comments

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message 1: by Kim (new)

Kim 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. :)

message 2: by [deleted user] (last edited Oct 24, 2009 10:39PM) (new)

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" 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.

message 4: by Malbadeen (last edited Oct 25, 2009 06:27PM) (new)

Malbadeen 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).

message 6: by Mmb (new)

Mmb 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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