Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wish List Wednesday - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian


This week, I'm wishing for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. I've been meaning to pick up one of his books, but it took mjmbecky's author highlight of him last month at One Literature Nut to get me to put him on my wishlist. She also reviewed this book and it sounded like a good read, so here it is on my wish list.

Book summary:
In his first book for young adults, bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by acclaimed artist Ellen Forney, that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.
So, what are you wishing for this week?

To find out what other bookworms are wishing for this Wednesday, visit Wishful Wednesday, hosted by The Bluestocking Guide.

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