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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Book Review: "The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie

"The setting is the tall pine trees and blue skies of the Pacific Northwest. The tribe is the Spokane. The focus is Arnold Spirit, the gawky, fourteen year old nerdy teenager whose parents are alcoholics. His sister spends twenty three hours a day alone in a basement and his only friend is the school bully. Arnold stutters and lisps and is prone to seizures. He's the human punching bag on the reservation, a geek who makes sense of life by drawing comics because
"I want to talk to the world. And I want the world to pay attention to me."
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