Monday, April 16, 2012

Book Challenge Day 3: A book that completely surprised you (good or bad)

I resisted reading this book for years. Someone told me that it was written as a diary and, as I posted yesterday, I am not a fan of books that take the form of diaries. I decided to read it in order to see if it was a novel we could do in the 8th grade, and was blown away by it.  I loved that Arnold wasn't a perfect kid making perfect choices. I was intrigued by Alexie's description of life on a modern day reservation, the book takes place just outside of Spokane.  I loved the illustrations. This was a great book. I am sad I waited so long to give it a try.

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