Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Because it is a National Book Award Winner - AND I've heard so much about it all around bloggerland, I just read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. Now the daunting question - did I like it?? As for giving me information about growing up on a reservation and the life of an American Indian - YES!!! Very enlightening and one of the best for this topic! Was I kept interested from beginning to end?? YES!!! The book was great at keeping me interested and wanting to know more. Did I enjoy the characters?? YES!! Junior is the main character - a teenage boy with physical disabilities but he doesn't let those stop him - he is a great character, full of life and a zest for life! You just want to cheer him on - and I love it that he's not afraid to tackle life head-on - despite all of the difficulites life deals him. Would I want my sons to read it?? Not for awhile - the book is about a teenage boy - I realize that - but I don't need to know how often he thinks about sexual matters - boys have enough trouble with that without giving them more reasons to think about it!! SO, in all - a great read - just not ready to suggest it to EVERYONE!!

2 comments:

Maw Books said...

This is one of those books that once I heard about it, I see it everywhere! I put it on my TBR a few weeks back and now it seems like everybody has reviewed it. I can't wait to get to it.

SmallWorld said...

Thanks for the review. I remember reading something by Sherman Alexie years ago during a Minority Lit class in grad school and really liking his style. I'll have to add this to my TBR list.
SmallWorld

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