Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wednesday why not read...The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Kindle     Nook


Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indiana Reservation to attend an all–white form town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.


This is another one of those books where – I’m late to the party, again, but so glad I came. I’m so late (this was published in 2007) I guess the clean-up has begun, but wow – it's worth the trip just for the left over atmosphere. PT Indian is:
  • Wickedly funny
  • Depressing
  • Realistic
  • Optimistic
  • Illustrated!


Who should read this book?  Anyone who has ever felt::
  •   Like life has run them over
  •   Like a victim
  •   Terrified of change
  •   Terrified of stagnation
  •    Hopeful
  •   Poor
  •   Alone


The message of this book is hope; amidst a lot of pain, but hope none the less, couched in a funny, biting, slice of life.