LoveReading4Kids

Becoming a member of the LoveReading4Kids community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...

Find out more

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

Written by Sherman Alexie

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian Synopsis

In his first book for young adults, bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist who leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white high school. This heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written tale, coupled with poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, is based on the author's own experience and chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he seems destined to live. It is illustrated in a contemporary cartoon style by Ellen Forney.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian Press Reviews

A gem of a book ... may be Sherman Alexie's best work yet New York Times It's humane, authentic and, most of all, it speaks Guardian A remarkable tale that is sure to resonate and lift spirits of all ages to come USA Today Emotionally spring-loaded, linguistically gymnastic and devastatingly funny San Francisco Bay Guardian A coming-of-age story so well observed that its very rootedness in one specific culture is also what lends its universality -- starred review Publishers Weekly

Book Information

ISBN: 9781842708446
Publication date: 5th June 2008
Author: Sherman Alexie
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback

About Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie is an award-winning author, poet and filmmaker, who was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists. One of the most well-known and beloved literary writers of his generation, his works of adult fiction include Reservation Blues and short story collections Ten Little Indians and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. He lives in Seattle.

More About Sherman Alexie

More Books By Sherman Alexie

Cover for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Cover for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Cover for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Cover for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
View All Books By Sherman Alexie

Share this book

LoveReading
LoveWriting
LoveReading4Schools
NEW INDIE AND SELF PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEW AND PROMOTION SERVICE LAUNCHED!    Read More
×