The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie is a book about Junior and his troubled adolescent years. Junior left the Spokane Reservation to attend an all-white high school after a heartfelt conversation with a teacher Mr. P. Mr. P spoke life into Junior and encouraged him with his gifted abilities to be more than what he was due to the common reservation life.
The decision to leave the reservation to attend Reardan High School was not taken lightly by his family and friends. Many dubbed him as a trader and little few cheered him on. He felt when going to Reardan High school was a fulltime job, and when he returned home after school was out he was a part-time Indian. Junior succeeded at Reardan, made