Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
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February Books 19) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie

A rather poignant YA novel, based apparently rather closely on the writer's own life, about growing up in a reservation wracked by poverty and alcoholism in Washington state, and his attempts to fit in at the nearby white high school. I felt it a bit of a cop-out that the narrator turns out to be good at basketball and so wins the respect of his peers, but maybe I was just over-projecting nerd experience. Anyway, it is very lucidly told, with lots of illustrations, and can be recommended for younger teenage readers.
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