Book-to-Movie News: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

We are happy to report that a YA novel which tops many of our staff-favorite-lists here at Patten, The True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, is now being developed as a movie. The novel, a perennial best seller since its publication ten years ago, has delighted readers with its irreverent humor about the trials of adolescence, its honest depiction of life on the Spokane Indian reservation, and its universal themes of growth and loss. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Alexie will be writing the script adaptation, and Hugh Jackman is already on board as both a producer and an actor. We promise more news about the film’s release as it is announced. In the meantime, we highly recommend the print edition or the audio edition voiced by Alexie himself.

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