The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
The novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is about a freshman boy who lives on an Indian reservation. His family is very poor. His best friend is the rez bully, but he is very nice to the boy named Junior. Junior goes to a poor school on the reservation where there are not many students that ever do anything with their lives. However, Junior has promise and he wants to do something with his life and get off the reservation and find hope. After an interesting conversation with a teacher on the reservation, Junior decides to go to a school off the reservation where he thinks he will find hope and through a series of ups and downs this novel does a wonderful job of telling the story of Junior’s freshman year.
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