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

3 stars

In this book, the main character, Arnold is a Spokane Indian living on a reservation. He grows up with an awful atmosphere of drunken family members and many of his relatives died young because of how dangerous the reservation is. So, he decides that he will make it off the reservation, and commits to walking miles and miles to school where the white children in the area learn. He faces heartbreaking obstacles and while he struggles throughout to find his place and to find himself, he will also experience triumph. I rated this a 3 out of 5 because I think that while the author was trying to make the main character, Arnold, funny, Arnold is mot often not funny at all and borderline annoying. Overall, the story is full of twists and turns and it is a good summer read.

Student, Grade 10