The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Book Review)

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is a story about a Native American boy by the name of Junior. He has lived on the Spokane Indian reservation his whole life. Born with a plethora of health conditions that left him often bullied and ostracized, Junior begins to realize that maybe Spokane isn’t meant to be his only home.

Junior makes the bold decision to attend an all-white school outside of the rez. During his first year of high school, Junior faces discrimination, ridicule, and tragedy. Despite it all, he continues to attack the obstacles with humor, wit, and his original cartoons.

I’ve been hearing great things about this book for years now but I never got around to reading it, until recently. I was lucky enough to find this beauty at my local thrift store for a major bargain. I’m happy to add this to my book shelf.

Junior’s struggle was so raw, so honest. His ostracization from the people of the reserve for not being Indian enough and the discrimination he encountered at his school were well described. I could empathize with Junior’s situation.

I breezed through this novel in two days. It was absolutely wonderful and I’m already thinking about giving it a second read. This is definitely a five star book.

5/5 Stars

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What is Two for Tuesday?

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I was scoping through my blog a few days ago when I realized, I never posted a formal explanation of Two for Tuesday.

Two for Tuesday is something I started doing last year to post my reviews of children’s books but it can also be done with graphic novels, novellas, products, movies, and TV shows. It’s basically just condensing two short reviews into one post.

I really want to make this into a sort of blog trend. If you are a fellow blogger and would like to participate in Two for Tuesday, please let me know. When posting your Two for Tuesdays, please tag me and I’ll keep a list of participating bloggers on this post.

Mini Book Haul

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I recently went thrift shopping for the first time with my best friend. I never knew how great the deals were on books. We went to Goodwill and then The World of Thrift, it was great. I didn’t spend more than a total of $9 on these books which is a steal. Full reviews coming soon.

The books I purchased were:

sherman alexie

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.

I’ve been hearing great things about this book for years now. I never read it back in my middle grade days so why not now?

mindy kaling

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”

I have been watching a ton of The Office lately so when I saw this, I just couldn’t resist.

library of souls.jpgA boy with extraordinary powers. An army of deadly monsters. An epic battle for the future of peculiardom.

The adventure that began with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and continued in Hollow City comes to a thrilling conclusion with Library of Souls.

I read books one and two a few years ago and I’m excited to continue this adventure. My Review of Hollow City

time traveler

A funny, often poignant tale of boy meets girl with a twist: what if one of them couldn’t stop slipping in and out of time? Highly original and imaginative, this debut novel raises questions about life, love, and the effects of time on relationships.

I have committed a terrible bibliographic sin. I watched the movie long before getting the book. For this, I must right my wrong. Even if I have to go through 500 pages to do it.