The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Little Free Library E17
by Sherman Alexie | Teens |
ISBN: 1783442018 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingPoodlesisterwing of Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on 8/11/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by wingPoodlesisterwing from Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, August 11, 2016
One of my favourite books. I've bought so many copies to share. This one came from Better World Books.

Released 4 yrs ago (8/12/2016 UTC) at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Off to kangaroo.

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Journal Entry 3 by kangaroo at Barnet, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, August 20, 2016
Thank you so much! This has been on my wishlist for a while so I'm looking forward to reading it.

I love the label - I'll have to come to Walthamstow and check out the little free library sometime :)

Released 3 yrs ago (10/15/2017 UTC) at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Ashamed to admit that, a year later, I still haven't made it to Walthamstow despite living virtually next door. However, I have read this book and very much enjoyed it.
It's now travelling on to the winner of the Books, Chocolate, and Tea sweeps all the way over on the other side of the world. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 5 by wingkeeta1wing at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Saturday, October 28, 2017
Thank you so much kangaroo for this book and all the lovely goodies that came with it :)
I haven't read this and it looks like a good read, so yay!

Journal Entry 6 by wingkeeta1wing at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Friday, December 08, 2017
This was such a good story, about an Indian boy overcoming obstacles to further himself in life. A book with laugh out loud bits and bits that bring tears. Thanks for sharing :)


In his first book for young adults, Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist who leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white high school. This heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written tale, featuring poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, is based on the author's own experiences. It chronicles contemporary adolescence as seen through the eyes of one Native American boy.

Journal Entry 7 by wingkeeta1wing at By Post, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases on Friday, December 08, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (12/9/2017 UTC) at By Post, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases

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Travelling as a tag-along to a tag book :)
Happy reading!

Journal Entry 8 by wingmcsarwing at Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, January 04, 2018
Thank you keeta1 for this tag along. This is such an opportune selection for me as I have just learned of the existence of this book and has signed up for its draw on a separate forum thread not two days ago, when a copy has been on its way to me for weeks. Now I do not have to play for the chance to get a copy and enjoy this one.

Journal Entry 9 by wingmcsarwing at Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, November 19, 2019
I absolutely love it, a really good story told with humour. I finished it in one seating, if I don't count the many times my cat interrupted me for cuddles, food and play. I have big plans for it. It will travel the world and embark on a great journey next year.

Journal Entry 10 by wingmcsarwing at Favourite Roundabout, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, December 12, 2019

Released 11 mos ago (12/12/2019 UTC) at Favourite Roundabout, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Sharing this as my book for the Favourite Roundabout 2019.

Order of reading:
mcsar Canada
Valpete USA
dark-draco UK
Earthcaroleanne UK
Cross-Patch UK
greenbadger UK
Estelle1806 Ireland
Fifna Netherlands
dutch-book Netherlands
Lamilla Belarus
Icila France
Billbooks Australia
Math-Girl40 Canada
original-slicey USA

Enjoy!

Journal Entry 11 by wingvalpetewing at Walnut Creek, California USA on Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Received! Thanks, I look forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 12 by wingvalpetewing at Walnut Creek, California USA on Thursday, January 16, 2020

Released 10 mos ago (1/16/2020 UTC) at Walnut Creek, California USA

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A good read! On to the next reader of the 2020 Roundabout.

Journal Entry 13 by wingdark-dracowing at Ledbury, Herefordshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Received - thank you :)

Journal Entry 14 by wingdark-dracowing at Ledbury, Herefordshire United Kingdom on Monday, March 09, 2020
I really didn't think I was going to like this at all - definitely not the sort of thing I would have picked up myself as the colourful, cartoon cover put me off. And it also isn't really a subject I can relate too. But I was pleasantly surprised - I read this in two sittings and found it interesting and entertaining. It definitely has both its funny and sad moments, but you do have to admire Junior and his push to make his life a little better, even if that means leaving his traditions behind, or at least coming to terms with trying to have both.

The cartoons throughout are great - a brilliant way to highlight what Junior is feeling. And they can make you smile or cry too.

Released 8 mos ago (3/18/2020 UTC) at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Off to the next reader in the roundabout.

Journal Entry 16 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, March 21, 2020
Just arrived. Looks interesting.

Journal Entry 17 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, April 18, 2020
I found this book interesting but I didn't enjoy it as much as others. I've enjoyed some YA books in the past but this felt like a children's book - perhaps it was the cartoons. But it did have some interesting facts and shared an important message.

Journal Entry 18 by wingearthcaroleannewing at South Croxton, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, April 20, 2020

Released 7 mos ago (4/19/2020 UTC) at South Croxton, Leicestershire United Kingdom

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Sending on in the roundabout

Journal Entry 19 by wingCross-patchwing at Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Sunday, April 26, 2020
Arrived after serving quarantine in the porch 😀

Journal Entry 20 by wingCross-patchwing at Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Saturday, May 16, 2020
Fresh vibrant tale of one teenager’s break from the enclosed society that is ‘res’ life in the USA. It is sad, triumphant, broken, warm, determined and full of grit. Thank you for sharing.

Released 6 mos ago (5/19/2020 UTC) at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Going to the next participant in The Best Book of 2019 Roundabout

Journal Entry 22 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, May 24, 2020
Now with me, thank you!

Journal Entry 23 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, May 31, 2020
Junior has seizures, and speaks with a stammer, and is a bit funny-looking. He's also from a very poor family living on a reservation, and both of his parents are drunks. When his teacher tells him that his only hope is to get out of the reservation, he tells his family that he wants to go to the white kids' school, 20 miles away. As the only Indian there, he's even more of a loner. This is a really excellent book; funny, clever, and absolutely heart-breaking.

Journal Entry 24 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Monday, June 08, 2020

Released 5 mos ago (6/8/2020 UTC) at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom

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On its way to estelle1806, next in the ring.

Journal Entry 25 by wingestelle1806wing at Clonsilla, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, June 15, 2020
Thanks, greenbadger for the postcard and bookmarks.
I already read this book in October 2019, and I gave it 3 stars on Goodreads, which means I liked it!
On to the next reader...

Journal Entry 26 by wingestelle1806wing at Voorburg, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Released 5 mos ago (6/16/2020 UTC) at Voorburg, Zuid-Holland Netherlands

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Travelling to Fifna.

Please let us know when you release it again...

Journal Entry 27 by wingFifnawing at Voorburg, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Friday, June 26, 2020
Arrived safely, thanks estelle1806! I've heard good things about this book so I'm looking forward to it.

Journal Entry 28 by wingFifnawing at Voorburg, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Monday, July 06, 2020
I feel the same as earthcaroleanne about this one. I really enjoyed it, it's a great story and it's well written. But I wasn't blown away by it in the same way some of the other readers were. I'm very glad it came up in the roundabout though, as I had been wanting to read it - thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 29 by wingFifnawing at Heerenveen, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Thursday, July 23, 2020

Released 4 mos ago (7/23/2020 UTC) at Heerenveen, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands

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On it's way to dutch-book

Journal Entry 30 by dutch-book at Heerenveen, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Friday, July 24, 2020
Arrived here. Looks good.

Journal Entry 31 by dutch-book at Heerenveen, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Friday, October 16, 2020
A sad story with a somewhat optimistic end. I enjoyed it, but wasn't blown away.
It reminded me of the Highway of Tears.
I hope to send this book on tomorrow.

Journal Entry 32 by dutch-book at Heerenveen, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Released 1 mo ago (10/20/2020 UTC) at Heerenveen, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands

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Travelling to Icila, as Lamilla asked me to send to Icila.

Journal Entry 33 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Thank you dutch-book, the Part-Time Indian arrived two days ago.
With a CN22 label ! Are we still both in UE or had I miss something ?
😉

Journal Entry 34 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Sunday, November 01, 2020
I read it without knowing it was supposed to be a YA book (and "not suitable for younger readers." ?)
Funny and also sad.
I really don't know how is it for the Indians today. Sorry the Native Americans, right ?
Reminds me of Little Nicholas, a series of French "children's books". Created by René Goscinny and illustrated by Jean-Jacques Sempé.
Not really children books if you want to grasp the humour entirely.
Everyday life told by a little boy of indeterminate age in the fifties.

Journal Entry 35 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Released 3 wks ago (11/10/2020 UTC) at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France

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It's math-girl's turn now. Enjoy !

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