In class today we got the choice to pick a book to read, it was either True Diary of a Part-Time Indian or About a Boy.
I’ve chosen the book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, written by Sherman Alexie. The book is a true story about a boy who had a hard childhood. His parent was alcoholics and his sister was always in their family basement. He had spinal fluid on the brain and was most likely to die. He was born with too many teeth and was bullied. I chose The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian because it seemed to have a very interesting story and when you know its based on a true story it sticks to you more than other books. It looks like the book is easy to read and it has pictures. I’m very excited to read the first chapter.
Now I’ve read three chapters and my first impression of the book is that it is a easy reading. It has short sentences, some pictures and a little repetition for example when Sherman talk about hit extra teeth: “Ten more than usual. Ten more than normal. Ten teeth past human.” Here we easily understand he has unusually many teeth. The book is based on the author, Sherman Alexie life and he write the book in the first person. The book starts with his childhood and my opinion is that he had a tough up growing. By reading about someone else life is a little weird, especially when you see what a great life you actually have. Alexie was poor, bullied and not many friends, so far he had two friends; Rowdy and his dog, Oscar, that died. So far I like the book, it’s interesting and fun. The concept isn’t fun, it’s sadder. But how the author chooses to write is fun. I look forward to reading more of the book, and I´m existed how everything turns out.