Diary Of A Part-Tim Indian

Rachel Wolfe

Summary

The Absolutely True Diary Of a Part-Time Indian is about a teenage boy named is Arnold Spirit. Arnold lives on the reservation and is trying to get out so he can prove himself worthy.


The books starts off by telling you the reader that Arnold lives on the Spokane Indian reservation. Arnold was born with cerebral spinal fluid which means water on the brain. Arnold is bullied by everyone in the reservation but his best friend Rowdy. Arnold decides to leave the reservation to get a better education and goes to an all-white school. Everyone at the reservation disowned him even his best friend. Arnold has a hard time fitting in at the all-white school the people on the reservation call him an apple "The people at home," I said. "A lot of them call me an apple." "They call me an apple because they think I'm red on the outside and white on the inside." (18 22). Even though everyone is making fun of him he still stays strong through it all. Arnold and his family are very poor they don't have that much money and sometimes his dad forgets him at school so he has to hich-hike home.Arnold doesn't like anyone to know that he is poor so he hides it very well. Arnold has a crush on a girl named Penelope but his does not like him. When she asks Arnold to go to a dinner with her and her friends he agrees but he does not have the money to go. Penelope's friend and Arnold go to the bathroom and he opens up and tells him that he has no money so he gives him money so he can pay for his food.

Character Analysis

Arnold is a smart and caring boy who starts out on the reservation and moves to a white school for a better education. Arnold was born with water on the brain this is called cerebral spinal fluid. Arnold lives with his mom and dad in the rez and his sister does not live with them anymore

Conflict/Resolution

Arnold has encountered a character vs. society because he is being bullied everywhere he goes and no one gives him a chance.When Arnold went to his new school no one liked him and everyone on the rez dis owned him. "The people at home," I said. "A lot of them call me an apple." "They call me an apple because they think I'm red on the outside and white on the inside." (18 22).Later he stopped caring what everyone thought about him and just did what made him feel happy.

Theme

The theme on The Absolutly True Diary Of a Part- Time Indian is don't judge someone by how they act or what they look like. The message readers could take away from this book is that someone you think you will never talk to or is gross or you don't like you might end up being friends if you get to know them and learn what they are going through. People would make fun of him because he moved schools to get a better education people on the rez would call him an apple because he moved to an all white school "The people at home," I said. "A lot of them call me an apple." "They call me an apple because they think I'm red on the outside and white on the inside." (18 22). Arnold learned to not care what other people though about him and just to be him self and if people don't like it than its their problem not his.

Textual Evidence

The most meaningful moment in the book was when the people on the rez called Arnold and apple because he moved to n all white school for a better education."They call me an apple because they think I'm red on the outside and white on the inside." (18 22). This quote popped out at me because people are not seeing things from the way he sees things so it is harder for him to make friends. The words that really pop out in the quote was the part that say "they think I'm red on the outside and white on the inside." this popped out because they were judging him because he wanted a better education.

Book Review

I would rate this book 5 stars because this book is a really good book to explain how people judge people based on what they do or what they look like. This book also shows how to stay strong through the hard times of people bulling you and you feeling like you are alone. I would recommend this book to every one because it does a really good job keeping you hooked in and you don't want to stop reading.
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