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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
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Jan 03, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: novel, comics
Read in December, 2007

Sherman Alexie has been a favorite author of mine for a long time. This is his first book for young adults and it is so good and sad and full of love and pain I almost couldn't bear reading it. We see how hard it is to be a kid , let alone the weirdest most artistic kid on the Rez who decided that for the sake of his own future he needs to leave it to attend all-white Reardan High. I took it really slow and found the book immensely rewarding. To Alexie's faithful readers these stories are not new, even the characters seem like revisions of other ones, but that's not bad, its very very good. Revision has distilled Sherman's story (which is partially autobiographical) down to its most most human and real.

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