From the very abnormal mind of Sherman Alexie sprouted "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian". While reading I kept flipping back to the authors name. Why did it sound so familiar to me? Out of a ferocious curiosity I searched his name and BOOM! He wrote the script "Smoke Signals". It was a movie I had to watch in college. I found a reoccurring theme with him; an Indian with a mental issue or retardation paired with a physically strong Indian. Don't get me wrong the movie and the book are two different stories they just happen to have a similar theme. The book was hilarious, heartbreaking, and charming, but it really bugged me how many times the word "Like" was used in this book.
Pros: Unique story and characters, interesting sketches to help illustrate the story, and realistic.
Cons: over use of the word "like" and my cat spilled tea on it so now its ruined but that's not the books fault. :D
I give it a 4.5 out of 5!!