Book Review

by Michael Nkoth

The Absloutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

by Sherman Alexie

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The Author

Sherman Alexie is an American poet, writer, and filmmaker. He started writing short fiction books in 1987. He published the novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian in September 12, 2007. It won the national book award for young people's literature
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Book Review

Imagine beginning your life on an Indian Reservation. Getting bullied everyday, because you stutter so much. You were told you deserve better. You move to a new school looking for hope. At the Rez you are a traiter. You get bullied at your new school. How do you succeed?


Arnold was an Indian teen who grew up on a Reservation. He got bullied everyday because of his nerdy look. All he wants is to be successful. He decides to either stay at the Rez or move to Reardan. He decides to move to Reardan. His bestfriend hates him for that. Arnold moves to his new school looking for better education.