Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian was a fantastic read. I'm generally not a huge fan of YA fiction and I found myself getting very involved with this novel--I read it in one sitting! Alexie uses his semi-autobiographical novel to explore what a teenager goes through living in two worlds (the white and the Indian). Junior is a clever young narrator and seems extremely honest, it is very believable that this is actually a 14-year-old boy's diary. Alexie softens the blow of some of the more mature subject matter by utilizing humor. The writing is funny and the drawings that are featured throughout are absolutely wonderful!