Sherman Alexie

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Discription of (The absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian)

This book is about a young man named junior he lives on a reservation and has always been bullied by many people but his one friend Rowdy always had his back and now junior has lost his friend because he started going to an all white kids school called reardan at first no one likes him but after many tragedies he makes many friends but he does live a lie for a long time at the school until his friends find out and do something to make him feel like he is to belong with them but before all of this he was born with many problems like water on the brain and many others they thought he would die after a few weeks of being born be he lived and now he is telling us his life story.


I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars because it tell a very heartfelt story and it tells some things some people would not want to relive to tell someone so this writer had a lot of courage.


" I was born with water on the brain. Okay, so that's not exactly true. I was actually born with too much cerebral spinal fluid inside my skull." which means he had to much of a fluid on his brain and had a brain disorder. This quote is on page one chapter one.

The theme

I believe the theme was to be who you are and you will be accepted and if you be yourself you will not have to hide all of the lies you tell so tell the truth and you will be accepted.

The conflict

The conflict is a character versus self and the character vs society because he is not being himself. He solves these by being himself and not laying any more.


Junior is a smart young man with a few brain problems. He does not have much hope until he starts going to a different school. He learns to have hope and started to make friends a. He also learns to be a more of non outcast but learns not everyone is bad. He is a sweet considerate soul with many different life experiences to make him very wise but he is not as wise as his grandmother.