The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Rowdy, Juniors best friend, is a giant. He is a stereotypical giant too, he's mean, not very bright, and is constantly getting into trouble with his anger issues. His life is hard, and it only creates his personality, which is frightening to most kids except his long time friend Junior.
Penelope, Juniors "semi-girlfriend" is the girl of his dreams. She is a girl who lives over at Reardan and is a huge influence on Juniors life. Nice, pretty,and appreciating, Penelope is comforting to the book in the essence that she protects Junior from the horrors of high school.
Gordy, a so called "genius" is one of the first people at Reardan that inspires Junior. He is extremely intelligent and teaches some tricks to Junior about high school and academics. Gordy and Junior become close friends becuase of their interests in books and reading.
You can do it"( Alexie, 189). This passage simply demonstrates the importance of support. Junior always being doubted for who he is, never truly gets support, but this passage changes everything for him. The thought of over coming doubt drives Junior in this book.