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Diario assolutamente sincero di un indiano part-time (2007)

di Sherman Alexie

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Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
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Loved this book. I get now why it's been challenged so often in schools. I don't approve of those challenges, but I see where they came from. (NB: parent your own child(ren), not anyone else's. )

Arnold/Junior had such a real voice. My heart broke for him over and over. I hadn't known that it's semi-autobiographical, which makes it even more poignant. ( )
  ssperson | Apr 3, 2021 |
Overall, this was a very deep and emotional book to read. I believe it is a great piece of reading for young adolescents and teenagers to see historic struggles and understand the meaning of suffering and overcoming. In this book we read the story of Alexie and his painful life on an Indian reservation. Despite the realism of daily struggles, he maintains a sense of humor. He endured struggles with physical health, mental health, loss of loved ones, discrimination, and much more, but he pushes forward in his journey to be an example for us all. He longs for a better existence and teaches the reader about his struggles and experiences. ( )
  RoaneRayL | Mar 26, 2021 |
Audiobook narrated by the author. Illustrations by Ellen Forney.

This young adult novel tells the story of Junior Spirit, a Spokane Indian living on the reservation with his parents and older sister. Junior was born with hydrocephalus and has some lingering effects of brain damage, but he’s a good student, a talented artist and a pretty good basketball player. A mishap at school leads his teacher to tell Junior that he needs to get off the reservation and find his future elsewhere, and thus begins his journey.

I loved this book. I could not help but think of all the kids out there like Junior – kids with limited abilities in one aspect, but extraordinary abilities in other aspects. Kids who just need someone to believe in them, and for an adult to step in to stop the bullying and give them a chance to grow and excel.

Things do not go smoothly for Junior just because he decides – and is supported by his parents in this decision – to attend the white high school off the reservation. He loses his best friend as a result. He’s bullied and ostracized at his new school. He is under tremendous social pressure due to his poverty and his efforts to hide that poverty from his classmates. His family remains dysfunctional, with parents who drink to excess, and multiple deaths among those he loves. But he never gives up. He is determined to succeed and to make the most of the opportunity he has.

The audiobook is narrated by Alexie and I cannot imagine anyone else doing a better job. Outstanding!

NOTE: The text version I got was the 10th anniversary edition and had supplemental information, including an interview with the author, an early draft of the first chapter, a draft of a possible sequel focusing on Rowdy, an interview with the illustrator, and a heart-breaking eulogy to Alexie’s childhood friend (and the model for Rowdy). Greatly enjoyed this additional info (which was not included on the audio) and it made me appreciate the book even more.

Additionally, I am fully aware of the allegations made against the author. While I abhor the behavior, I am judging the book on its own merit. ( )
  BookConcierge | Feb 22, 2021 |
This story was so much more than I was expecting. It's about a boy growing up on an Indian reservation. Life and the future don't look bright for those living there. So many sad things happen to him, but the story is told in such an upbeat way. It feels so honest. You can't help but love him and his views. I really enjoyed this one and recommend it. ( )
  ToniFGMAMTC | Feb 17, 2021 |
I have been meaning to read this book for ages. Both funny and sad, often both at the same time. It is fiction but it feels fairly autobiographical. It is the coming of age story of a young native American boy living with his alcoholic parents on the Spokane reservation and what happened when he decided to transfer to an all white school in a town 20 miles away. ( )
  CharlotteBurt | Feb 1, 2021 |
Working in the voice of a 14-year-old forces Alexie to strip everything down to action and emotion, so that reading becomes more like listening to your smart, funny best friend recount his day while waiting after school for a ride home.
 

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Nome dell'autoreRuoloTipo di autoreOpera?Stato
Sherman Alexieautore primariotutte le edizionicalcolato
Forney, EllenIllustratoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
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There is another world, but it is in this one. --W.B. Yeats
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For Wellpinit and Reardon, my hometowns
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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. But cerebral spinal fluid is just the doctors' fancy way of saying brain grease.
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"No, I'm serious. I always knew you were going to leave. I always knew you were going to leave us behind and travel the world. I had this dream about you a few months ago. You were standing on the Great Wall of China. You looked happy. And I was happy for you."
During one week when I was little, Dad got stopped three times for DWI: Driving While Indian.
“Son,” Mr. P. said. “You’re going to find more and more hope the farther and farther you walk away from this sad, sad, sad reservation.”
I'd always been the lowest Indian on the reservation totem pole-- I wasn't expected to be good so I wasn't. But in Reardan, my coach and the other players wanted me to be good. They needed me to be good. They expected me to be good. And so I became good.
"I used to think the world was broken down by tribes," I said. "By black and white. By Indian and white. But I know that isn't true. The world is only broken into two tribes. The people who are assholes and the people who are not."
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