Five out of five basketballs:
I’m not sure why it took me so long to read this book, but I’m glad I finally got around to it! The absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian is a fantastic, quick, funny read that you won’t be able to put down. I devoured the whole thing in one sitting. I found the book particularly intriguing because it is a semi-autobiographical story loosely based on the authors experiences growing up on an Indian reservation.
The story touches on a lot of “tough” subjects such as racism, alcoholism, poverty, death etc. and the author does a great job of bringing up these subjects and discussing them in a way that makes you feel like you know more but also is a great starting point for deeper discussion. This book would make for a great book club read due to the fact there are so many great topics to discuss (the discussion questions at the end of the book are also very interesting).
I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it. Especially if you are looking for a super quick, funny, touching book that will make you have tears in your eyes from laughter and sadness at the same time.