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He was expelled for throwing a book at his maths teacher, Mr P.

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Arnold, though, is not only a teenage Indian going through all of the usual coming of age stuff. And he does. She is a bad liar, likes to read books, and is considered to be very smart by her children. Want to tell the world about a book you've read? And Invisible Man. Contrary to Junior's expectations, Roger then begins to respect Junior, and the two gradually become friends. He was expelled for throwing a book at his maths teacher, Mr P. His interactions with the white students give him a better perspective both on white culture and his own.

And that wins the National Book Award. He fights back. His interactions with the white students give him a better perspective both on white culture and his own.

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The current Spokane Indian reservation The Absolutely True Diary begins by introducing Junior's birth defects, including the fact that he was born with hydrocephalus and therefore is small for his age and suffers from seizures, poor eyesight, stuttering, and a lisp.

Working in the voice of a year-old forces Alexie to strip everything down to action and emotion, so that reading becomes more like listening to your smart, funny best friend recount his day while waiting after school for a ride home. After grieving and reflecting on his loved ones' deaths, Junior plays in his basketball team's second match against Wellpinit.

Their first match demonstrates to Junior just how angry the reservation people are at him for transferring: when he enters the court, they boo and insult him.

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Junior's Dad An alcoholic, but very supportive. Stories about hope are important because they teach us not to give in to despair. And Feed. Arnold, though, is not only a teenage Indian going through all of the usual coming of age stuff. I really enjoyed this book as it taught me to never give up hope. In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian , Alexie switches to the young adult genre in order to offer an autobiographical depiction of reservation life that is both bleak and hopeful, and both heartrending and uplifting. Rowdy, however, is upset by Junior's decision to transfer, and the once-best friends have very little contact during the year. Junior also realizes that the white students have different rules than those he grew up with, which is evident when he reacts to an insult from the school's star athlete, Roger, by punching him in the face. Junior develops a crush on the school's most popular white girl, Penelope, and becomes study friends with an intelligent student named Gordy. When Mr.

Arnold is funny, sensitive, and a budding artist as Ellen Forney's amazing illustrations prove. As a result, Junior has always been picked on by other people on the reservation.

Both reviews pick on the Catcher in the Rye similarities, but honestly I never thought of Catcher until Junior mentioned it on his list of favorite books.

And don't worry—Alexie doesn't try to sugarcoat Arnold's life. Later, Junior receives news of the death of his sister and her husband who were killed in a fire at their trailer. Rowdy Rowdy is Junior's best friend. I have never pretended to be otherwise.

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