[2015] Marco Occhiuto: The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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[2015] Marco Occhiuto: The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Reading Strategy #1While reading the novel, one strategy I used was to summarize every chapter. The 33 chapters were summarized on a total of twelve sheets of paper.. Even if the chapter was only three pages, I wrote down the summary of the chapter to stay organized. These chapter summaries expanded my knowledge for each character and situation. After reading the book, I was able to find every situation and I was also able to piece together characteristics for each character. This was a good strategy because whenever I needed information about a character or a situation for my essay, I was easily able to find it since I had it all organized in my notes.

The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Reading Strategy #2Another strategy I used, while reading, was to write all quotes that related to the themes of the book. On one sheet of paper I wrote every quote I felt related to the themes with the page numbers. I did this so when I had my essay, I already knew what quotes I could use to relate the themes of the book. This was an efficient strategy because even after I read the book I was able to find when and where specific events occurred and I was able to connect those events to the themes of the book.

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"We were supposed to kill the Indian to save the child." (Alexie 35)

"I cried because so many of my fellow tribal members were slowly killing themselves and I wanted them to live." (Alexie 216)

The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is about Junior, a young American Indian growing up on the Spokane Indian reservation. Born with a variety of medical problems, he is picked on by everyone but his best friend. Determined to get a good education, Junior leaves the reservation to attend an all-white school in the neighbouring farm town. Despite being condemned as a traitor to his people and enduring great tragedies, Junior attacks life with humor and discovers strength inside of himself that he never knew existed.

"[My parents] were constantly scraping together enough money to pay for gas, to get me lunch, to buy me a new pair of jeans and a few new t-shirts" (Alexie 119)


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