The Boy Who Overcame Diversity
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Junior vs. Rowdy, their problem started when Junior left the reservation school to go to Reardan. Rowdy got upset and mad, so he ran off hating Junior. They solve their problem by Rowdy asking Junior if he wanted to shoot hoops. While they were shooting hoops they talked and solved their issues.
Character vs. Self:
Junior vs. self, he is a fighter and he does not give up even though his body does not give him advantages when it comes to life. Even though things might not go his way he keeps fighting. Junior solves his problem by keep going, not giving up and trying to become someone.
Character vs. Society:
Junior vs. society, he goes up against everyone that doubts him and makes fun of him. As Junior tries to become someone, there are always people trying to tear him down and make him feel bad. Even though he is the scapegoat in his society, he keeps fighting. Junior solves his problem by trying to earn respect and become someone at his new school Reardan and to leave his old ways and past from the reservation.
The quote from the passage "Traveling between Reardan and Wellpinit, between the little white town and the reservation, I always felt like a stranger. I was half Indian in one place and half white in the other. It was like being Indian was my job, but it was only a part-time job. And it didn't pay well at all"(Alexie 118).
Book Review and Rating
The rating this book deserves is five stars because after every page turned there is a new plot twist. The book brings you through a story about a teenage boy struggling with society and fighting through it. That through all of Junior's problems he used humor and discovers a strength inside of him he never knew he had. Everything that makes you laugh is also heartbreaking, it is the best combination that makes this book perfect. Through the whole book there will be many different changes in Junior's attitude towards life that are funny but at the same time heartbreaking.
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