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"This is a gem of a book....may be [Sherman Alexie's] best work yet."―New York Times

"A Native American equivalent of Angela's Ashes."―(starred review), Publishers Weekly

"Sure to resonate and lift spirits of all ages for years to come."―USA Today

"Realistic and fantastical and funny and tragic-all at the same time."―(starred review), VOYA

"The line between dramatic monologue, verse novel, and standup comedy gets unequivocally-and hilariously and triumphantly-bent in this novel."―(starred review), Horn Book

"Nimbly blends sharp with unapologetic emotion....fluid narration deftly mingles raw feelings with funny, sardonic insight."―Kirkus Reviews, (starred review)

"Few writers are more masterful than Sherman Alexie."―Los Angeles Times

"Alexie's humor and prose are easygoing and well suited to his young audience."―Booklist

"Fierce observations and sharp sense of humor...hilarious language."―Newsday

"Breathtakingly honest, funny, profane, sad....will stay with readers."―(starred review), KLIATT

"What emerges most strongly is Junior's uncompromising determination to press on while leaving nothing important behind."―(starred review), BCCB

"[Alexie] has created an endearing teen protagonist in his own likeness and placed him in the here and now."―Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Deftly taps into the human desire to stand out while fitting in."―BookPage

"Exceptionally good....Arnold is a wonderful character."―Miami Herald

About the Author

A National Book Award-winning author, poet, and filmmaker, Sherman Alexie is one of the most well-known and beloved literary writers of his generation. His works of fiction, including The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Reservation Blues, and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, have received numerous awards and citations. He lives in Seattle. Like Thunder Boy Jr., Sherman was named for his father.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0316013692
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (April 1, 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 229 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780316013697
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0316013697
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 12 years and up
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 600L
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 7 and up
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.25 x 5 x 1 inches
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Sherman Alexie is the author of, most recently, Blasphemy, stories, from Grove Press, and Face, poetry, from Hanging Loose Press. He is the winner of the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award, the 2007 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the 2001 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story, and a Special Citation for the 1994 PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Fiction. Smoke Signals, the film he wrote and coproduced, won both the Audience Award and the Filmmakers Trophy at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. Alexie lives with his family in Seattle.

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