indian“Do you understand how amazing it is to hear that from an adult? Do you know how amazing it is to hear that from anybody? It’s one of the simplest sentences in the world, just four words, but they’re the four hugest words in the world when they’re put together… You can do it.”

A brutally honest portrayal of a Native American teen that was born with various health issues due to “water in the brain.” As a result, his head, hands and feet are bigger than normal. He is dirt poor and is ridiculed by the other kids in the reservation. He has a lot of strikes against him, but he can draw. Is that enough to save him?

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A Peek at: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie