Saturday, November 13, 2010

Teen Fiction: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

About the Book: Junior, who is a budding cartoonist leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. He must learn to deal with racism from his kids at new school, claims that he is turning is back on his people from kids on the reservation, and making and succeeding on his new school's basketball team.

The King's Ruling: This would be a really fun story if it did not so accurately reflect the state that many native americans find themselves in today. Junior is very funny and the cartoons add a bit of humor to a bleak portrayal of Junior's life. This book is appropriate for any teen and I give it a 7 out of 10.
Spoilers (highlight to see)--->Junior's growth as a basketball player seems a bit exagerated, and this book would have gotten a 9 if its protrayal of native american life was not so accurate. (which i hate to say but its the truth)<---

No comments:

Post a Comment