This book rocks so hard. Junior, a modern Native American teen from the Spokane Indian Reservation, is the charming narrator of this terrific fictional diary– The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian– by award-winning author, Sherman Alexie.
Junior aspires to be a cartoonist and tells his unique, hilarious, and heart-wrenching story in humorous, original narrative accompanied by drawings and other graphics. The reader follows Junior as he leaves school on the reservation to attend a “white” high school, and his experience as an outcast in both worlds he straddles. One of the best books I’ve read in a long time, and a novel I count among my favorites.