TK421’s review of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian > Likes and Comments

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message 1: by Jack (last edited Sep 18, 2011 12:48PM) (new)

Jack Well reviewed, Gavin. My wife is a middle school counselor and keeps up with YA literature. There isn't much good stuff for YA males out there. We have not read this one, but it has been on our radar. Mr. Alexie will be in town on October 19th speaking at our local Community College. He is said to be very sharp and funny in person. I'll check him out.


Jenny (Reading Envy) I like his short stories too.


message 3: by carol. (new)

carol. I just heard about this one. Your review cements it!


message 4: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth I loved this book. Cried at least ten times. Sherman Alexie is a great speaker. If you get a chance definitely take the time to see him!


message 5: by TK421 (new)

TK421 Elizabeth wrote: "I loved this book. Cried at least ten times. Sherman Alexie is a great speaker. If you get a chance definitely take the time to see him!"

I would love to hear him speak! Lucky you!


message 6: by Minasuec (new)

Minasuec i agree with you!! and i also loved how it was like a diary and how it just talked about Jr's daily life who lives in the reservation... Plus+ this book is so humorous and it made me want to read it again and again!! such a good book<3


message 7: by LoveLea (new)

LoveLea I agree, but to be fair most YA literature is not like this. Some of it is as bad as you'd think. John Green's new book is also better quality YA, I just don't like it as much as this book.


message 8: by Jake (new)

Jake Uzee I agree with this review. Alexie does a great job of showing tension between whites and spokane americans. The courage junior had to turn his back on the reservation and pursue something new warmed my heart. I think most YA books are looked down on by most readers, but masterpieces like this will change peoples opinions.


message 9: by Nathan (new)

Nathan I agree with how Alexie has really good descriptions in his storytelling. The way he goes into Juniors life as a Native American sound really realistic. In fact my favorite parts of the book were when this realistic life of Natives was fleshed out. That's just because of how realistic their problems and lives sounded in Alexie’s descriptions.


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