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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
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Nov 24, 2008

it was amazing
Read in November, 2008

This book is about a boy named junior living in a Indian reservation. He is going through a lot. like his dad is a alcoholic his family is poor. he goes to a school by the reservation and he has a good friend rowdy. junior and him have been best friends for a while. then one thing ruined there friend ship because junior decided to go to a all white school rear Dan and then rowdy gets really mad at him and he punched junior in the face. then they when he went to rear dan and it was weird because everyone looked at him like what she doing here. this girl asked him what his name was and he answered junior then a lot of people made fun of him. but then the teacher said his real name Arnold and then the girl said that he was a lier but he was no because he had a real name and a middle name and junior sounded cooler. no one knew he was poor until he went to the dance and he wore his dads suit from like 1999 but everyone liked it until they took junior to where he was gonna be dropped off and people asked is he poor and he was tiered of lying and he said yes no one really card that he was poor so he was cool for the rest of the time. junior is good at basketball so he tried out for the team and he made it and when he went to his game he played he was playing until a quater hit him in his head and he was bleeding like crazy. Then the people brought him in the looker room and they said he was going to be okay so he said that he wanted to get stitched up to play. but that was not possible. he played all the games and won a lot of them then he went to a game and he had to guard his x best friend but in his head he was still rowdy's friend so rowdy went up to dunk and junior took the ball from him then junior faked a dunk then when rowdy jumped junior got up and dunked on him but then rowdy felt sad because he was usually the good one so then junior felt sad.
on page 200 i noticed the quote the unhappy part about 90 percent of my family deaths are from alcohol. i can connect this to the world because there a lot of alcoholic people out in the world that die from drinking to much. its hard for junior because a lot of people died in his family and he is getting a bad influence from people. i know that junior is going through a lot because if your family member dies its really sad and the fact that they died from drinking is even sadder.
i give this book 5 stars because it was a really good book. it was a funny book and a interesting book and it was not boring like i wanted to finish the book all in one night. i think any kid that wants to read a funny book or some one who is into humor and i think that any kid would want to read this book because it keeps you alive.

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message 1: by Ms. C (last edited Dec 07, 2008 01:04PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ms. C Hi Kristian! Please take this book off your IR book shelf. (It's NOT an independent reading you read it in lit. circles)

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