The Absolute True Diary of a Part Time Indian

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The Absolute True Diary of a Part Time Indian Vivian Greene once said “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain”. Basically, the quote simply telling us to go outside and explore the world no matter how hard it is, accepting the challenge instead of sitting around and wasting your life away . Recently, I had a chance to read a book named The Absolute True Diary of a Part Time India by Sherman Alexie. The book is about a boy named Junior, who has a medical condition called Hydrocephalus which makes his appearance different than normal children. Specifically, he has bigger hand and bigger feet than normal people; particularly he has ten extra teeth that is much more than ordinary children who have thirty-two teeth. He has to defeat his weakness by himself such as poverty, losing an important friendship and struggling with stereotype. First of all, being born as a poor Indian in which he defines in a formula: “Poverty = empty refrigerator + empty stomach” (Alexie 8) makes him struggle a lot. He states that the worst thing about being poor isn’t because of not having enough food but not having enough money to support him in difficult times. He even motivates himself by thinking “being hungry makes food taste better” (8). The worst thing happened to him that makes him hates being poor is when his family doesn’t have enough money to bring their dog to the doctor. By saying “I want to hate dad and mom for our poverty. I wanted to blame them for my sick dog and for all the other sickness in the world.” Although he doesn’t want to blames his parent and their previous generation to have born in a poor situation, he doesn’t have any order choice. On page 13, Junior writes “Poverty doesn’t give you strength or teach you lessons about perseverance. No, poverty teaches you how to be poor”. He means that the poverty just

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