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What the community says about The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
- "Read this through to make sure it was a suitable gift for my friend's 14 year old son. I thought it was well written. A quick and easy read, yet heartwarming and real. However, be warned! There are some hard, dark, thematic issues like alcoholism, and lots of sexual issues, and just overwhelming difficult issues for young readers to fully deal with! In hindsight, not sure I would recommend for anyone under 18. "
- "This book was an education for me. I know it is fiction, but the ideas presented were very unfamiliar to me. I never knew any Native Americans growing up, so this story introduced me to some concepts about young Indians and the issues they go through. I think this book will be enjoyed by all ethnicities, as it brings up some thought-provoking ideas on growing up different or similar from kids around you."
- "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is one of the best young adult novels with diverse characters. It is about an indian who goes to an all white highschool and some of the troubles the face. If you know any indians they would probably love this book but I am all white and I loved it too."
- "I feel like critics will describe this book as "important." That's what critics say when they think a work's message is unassailable but the work itself is pretentious garbage. Let me sum up this book for you: Racism is bad. There, I've saved you all that time to learn such a thing that everybody already agrees. This book is vapid - it's uninspiring, it's thoughtless, it's boring. The only thing it has going for it is a politically-correct message."
- "This book is about a person who spends his time living on an Indian reservation, part time. The author wrote about his experiences living in this manner. I found that the story is well written, it has moments of humor as well as social justice warrior issues. If your looking for something that is easy to read and will get some discussion about various topics this could be a decent read. I also found that some of the art was nicely done, the book is also decent for high school aged kids. "
- "I loved this book. This book shows amazing courage from this boy. My kids actually attend a school where the school mascot is an Indian and I always wondered what a Native American would think of this mascot and if they would be offended. This book shows just that. "
- "This is a great read for anyone, especially students. This book will be a lot of fun for them to be read. The author makes sure that they will interested and engaged throughout the book. There also a lot of life lessons that can be learned from this book. These issues affect all communities in our country, especially the Native Americans. "
- "This was a great book that has a lot of humor and an easy read. With that being said it hits on a lot of sensitive topics that are great for younger readers to think about. I really enjoyed this read and am looking forward to discussing it with my son who is a High School freshman and is reading it for his English class this year."
- "This book is a real pleasure to read. It provides an intriguing window in to a part of life most Americans probably aren't too familiar with. It provides you with an opportunity to explore a completely different experience. "
- "This book is written for young adults and rightfully so. It's such a powerful story and one that any young adult will love. I even liked it though it was a simple read. Some people think it is inappropriate, but why do they think 9th graders are mentally retarded and can't handle off color words? They curse, have intercourse, do drugs, and party like its the 60s. This book is far from inappropriate and is one of the better young adult novels out there."