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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
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it was amazing
bookshelves: young-adult

This book has sort of been on my radar, and yesterday I saw it on one of my student's desk. I excitedly asked him what he thought of it, and his face lit up. He told me he had just finished it and repeated, "It was a really good book" about three times, with the most genuine smile I've seen from this kid all year. When I told him it was on my list of books I wanted to read, he handed it to me and said, "take it." Huh? Then he showed me the sticker on the front cover that said, "FREE BOOK! Read and Release." He shrugged his shoulders and said, "I'm supposed to pass it on." As it turns out, there is a "Whatcom Reads" program, and this title is circulating throughout the county. The whole idea is that you read it and pass it, and I had the good fortune of being handed this beautiful book. (The fact that one of my students "passed" it makes it that much cooler.) I sat down on my couch tonight and laughed and cried and wished there was someone here (besides the cats) to share it with. I thought it was amazing.
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January 15, 2009 – Shelved
January 15, 2009 – Shelved as: young-adult

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message 1: by Jan (new) - added it

Jan wow, that is quite a recommendation. I will love to be the receipient of it if you are passing it on again! Love your commentary.. it makes my day!

message 2: by Haeun (new)

Haeun Ro I totally agree with your student and you. It was a really good book. Junior was so inspirational and brave for all he has done. I wish there was a sequel... Everybody should get a chance to read this book. I've never heard of a "Whatcom Reads" program, but it sounds cool

message 3: by Chrissy (new)

Chrissy Its really great that your student passed this book along. I loved it and had some great laugh's during it. As a student myself I recommended it to some of my friends. I think a lot of kids can learn from junior and his determination and at the same time have fun while reading this book.

Tracy So tell us, who did you pass the book to after you finished reading it?

FOOD'n'BOOKS do you live in Whatcom county. I actually live there too.

Mastorne Books can really make a person open up. I'm glad you asked him about it, and I'm glad he lent it to you.

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