Genre: young Young adult fiction
Date Started: November 1st, 2019
How did you choose this book: Recommended by a friend
This book was an absolute masterpiece with a great mixture of heartfelt and funny parts.
It takes place on the Spokane Indian reserve about a young First Nations boy, Junior. While being affected by various medical conditions overcoming different obstacles with his best friend. Focused on a getting a successful education he must choose between leaving his community and attend the nearby all white school. In this down to earth novel Sherman Alexie shares experiences of his as a youth, filled with laughs and tears. Loved this book!
I've made it through the Top 9. Written from viewpoint of 14 year old boy so of course there's going to be 14 year old boy humor & sexual references. Would expect no less. Found it's descriptions of life on 'The Rez' quite depressing. I didn't love it or hate it so calling it So-So.That's strictly for Book Content.
Question: Do you factor in Author's Bad Behavior when you review a book???🤔
I finished this one last night in one sitting and 3 hours. I really enjoyed it. I guess I can see why it was banned, although I still disagree with it. I thoroughly enjoyed it ❤️
9 hours (ish) for #MayMadness ##24B4Monday I‘m not using a timer this time around, but I‘m not too concerned about it, seeing as how I‘ve already passed my goal of 5 hours. 👏🏻
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“I grabbed my book and opened it up.
I wanted to smell it.
Heck, I wanted to kiss it.
Yes, kiss it.
That‘s right, I am a book kisser.”
I can‘t exactly say why I love this book so much, but I absolutely loved it! It made me laugh and made me tear up a bit. I‘m so thankful for the #booked2019 challenge for pushing me out of my comfort zone so I could experience this amazing book! I‘ve already recommended this book to multiple people and it may be my new favorite book to recommend.
Next up for #BannedBooks.
Also, does anyone else live entirely off of watermelon in the summer months? I swear, I go through a huge watermelon every 3-4 days. My husband normally gets 2-3 pcs, then it‘s gone. 😂😍🍉
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This book was delightful. I'm ashamed to say I'm not sure I've ever read a book following the perspective and life of a Native American but am so glad I did. Tackling some tough topics with charm and warmth of heart, I can absolutely see why this book is loved by so many. This is why I do reading challenges. To read outside my box and find treasures like this. #Booked2019 An indigenous author @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
This is a tough one to review, as should readers separate the author from his work? This semi-autobiographical novel is a coming-of-age read about a Native American high school boy who is determined to break away from his life in the reservation and do something positive in his life. Sad and funny, it‘s an important read. It‘s a novel about hope, family and community values. I would have given it more stars if not of the ugly scandals.
"I used to think the world was broken down by tribes, I said. By Black and White. By Indian and White. But I know this isn‘t true. The world is only broken into two tribes: the people who are assholes and the people who are not."
This book covers topics such as racism, alcoholism, depression, and bullying. All these are seen through the eyes of a 14 year old boy but he pushes himself to have the courage to aim high and find hope.
I loved this book! ❤️ It‘s a fast read that‘s both funny and poignant with characters that are easy to pull for. The author makes an important statement about life on an Indian reservation without seeming preachy or political. There‘s a reason why this book won so many awards. It‘s great!
Damn you, Sherman Alexie. This book is brilliant, with the honesty and profanity and grief and humor that will resonate with teens and anyone who was once a teen. It does the important work of reminding people that Native Americans aren‘t just historical figures we read about in our white-washed American history classes, but real, actual human beings with problems and joys and tangible lives.
⭐️4/5 not my favorite Sherman Alexie book, but great modern read about issues faced by Native Americans in America. Plus, it‘s filled with controversy which always makes a book more interesting to me.
My feelings about this book are complicated. The longer I‘ve been away from it, the more I like it. The main character has a powerful voice-one that needs to be heard-but sometimes his tone was too flippant for me. I think that was part of the point but I had a hard time with it. Very powerful, sad, and important book about the present day experiences of Native Americans.
Arnold Spirit's life on the "Rez" is sad. He wants to leave behind the alcoholism, violence and senseless tragedy of his community. His journey is amazing
What a fantastic book. Irreverent, uncomfortable at times, and honest, this book deals with the life of a teenage Native American boy dealing with the effects of the reservation, generational poverty and alcoholism, racism, and teenagehood. It‘s not a book I would give to a child without some guidance, but it is real, and eye-opening. Thankful to have read it!
This book was assigned to me by my professor for a Children‘s Literature class. Written in a way, similar to “The Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series, it‘s filled with cute illustrations and Alexis‘s dry humor helps tell the story of a poor, Indian kid.
Three novels by Native American authors that I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! #IndigenousPeoplesDay
I loved this book. I love books that evoke deep emotions and emotional reactions. I love books that give me a perspective unfamiliar to me. I felt deeply, learned so much, and really did not want to let this book go. I returned it to my public library today and I want everyone to check it out!
“Do you understand how amazing it is to hear that from an adult? Do you know how amazing it is to hear that from anybody? It‘s one of the simplest sentences in the world, just four words, but they‘re the four hugest words in the world when they‘re put together.
You can do it.”
Interesting bookmark in this here library book. DMC 3752, very light antique blue.
I‘m 16 pages in and I can SEE why this is banned.
Mission Trail Peach Coast, homemade brown rice chicken veggie bowl.
I have zero excuses for not having read this book. It's been in my #TBR list for ages and I even have a copy of it I bought at the library bookstore for .50 cents. It's won awards, it's only 230 pages & it's from a diverse author. Yep, there are just no excuses for me not having read it.😬😆
I loved this book. This was an area of American life I knew little about and it really opened my eyes. Plus the story was told in such a heart-wrenching, funny, real way. I loved the writing, the voice, the illustrations. We need more writers like this. Off to add more of his books to my TBR! 9/10⭐️
An incredible, poignant, heart-breaking, chuckle-inducing, autobiographical gem of a book. I can't believe it took me this long to read it! Junior's voice is so fresh and authentic, and he details both the pros and the difficulties of life on the Spokane Reservation. He decides to go to an all-white school off the reservation to get a better education, and struggles with straddling two worlds. 5⭐
The Absolute True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie is a National Book Award Winning realistic fiction novel. This is about a boy who is just trying to get through his life as an Indian boy on the native reserves. This is a great coming of age novel for grades 4-6. This book would be perfect to use in literature circles to allow for collaboration.
Whenever life gets tough and you don't have the luxury of going to a spa to relax or have a expensive bottle of wine. Books are my spa treatment (college student budget) and they always have been......and a nice warm cup of tea
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