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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

by Sherman Alexie

The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian

Arnold Spirit, Jr. wants more than his sad Native American reservation life. He wants to pursue a higher education, which lands him at an all-white school and pronounced a traitor to his people. He must now learn how to navigate his new life and learns to uncover a strength he never new he had.

I loved this book! It really reflects how racism is an ongoing issue in our society. The book was very fast-paced and had a captivating plot. The conflict and tragedies in the novel keep you captivated the whole way through.

I would totally, 100% recommend it!! The characters are so relatable and you're bound to have a connection to at least one of them. The only thing that might be concerning is the amount of profanity. There is frequent swearing throughout the novel and some sexual themes. There are also homophobic slurs occasionally tossed around, as well. I'd say the book is for more mature readers, around 13 and up. If you are sensitive to these kinds of topics or make you overly uncomfortable, I strongly suggest you do not read it. But, if you're a more mature person and can handle such themes, then by all means, read it!

Ofel, 13


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