Review ~ The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time IndianThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a great, quick read.

It is a funny, sad, and real story of a little boy’s view on living on an Indian Reservation. His view on the poverty, the prejudice, and the poor education was just so sad and funny. This kid, Sherman, was amazing, bold, and awesome, but he had do many obstacles in his life from the day he was born.

I think this is a great story for people of all ages, but one I’d love for my thirteen year old son to read. The main lesson I got from it was to always believe in yourself and be confident. Go for your dreams and don’t let anything stop you!

It was inspiring and awesome!! Go give it a shot.



In his first book for young adults, bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author’s own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by acclaimed artist Ellen Forney, that reflect the character’s art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.