Consider the adjectives "absolutely true" and "part-time" and explain what concepts appear to be emphasized by the images and the title in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

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In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Junior provides a first-person narrative account of his internal conflicts, hopes, dreams, and how he processes his life on and off the reservation. Junior's account is unfiltered and filled with emotion. It is the non-linear pondering of an adolescent who's struggling to find belonging. The phrase "absolutely true" speaks to the this unfiltered, first-person narration of the story. All of the internal struggles and external conflicts in this book are absolutely true realities for Junior as he struggles to find personal meaning in the contradictions he is forced to navigate in his life. "Part-Time Indian" certainly refers to Junior's struggle of feeling alienated both on and off the reservation. On the reservation, he knows that he doesn't fully fit in, but he is still completely alienated when he's in the racist world of his mostly white school.

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