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

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney

I really enjoyed this book. I read it for Banned Book Week because it's one of those books you always hear very controversial things about so I wanted to see what it was about.

 

It focuses on racism towards Native American Indians and how poorly they were treated on reservation camps. I think this book is very important for the younger generation to read so that way they can be informed on how Native Americans were treated a few years back. The only thing I wasn't too keep on was the main character constantly focusing on sex and boobs and what have you. I know he's a "teenage boy" but I also not not EVERY teenage boy only thinks about sex. I just wasn't a fan of the constant sexual comments, but that just might be my personal preference.

 

Other than that, I think the book is very well written, should never be banned, and deserves to be read by everyone, especially those who are of the younger generation.