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

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

My mini-review:

“I think the world is a series of broken dams and floods, and my cartoons are tiny little lifeboats.”

These tiny little lifeboats—like the uncontrollable chuckles that may escape from your hysterical thoughts and loose lips during the most inappropriate of times—carried me from beginning to end.

I can honestly say that no other book has ever made me laugh out loud, and certainly not so many times throughout the course of one reading.

★★★★ (4 stars) escape through my giggles for this well-written and absolutely true diary that is both devastating and hilarious.

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