Diary Of Part Time Indian
"I was actually born with too much cerebral spinal fluid inside my skull." page 1. Not only that but a variety of other medical problems, being born with forty two teeth, lopsided eyes, seizures, and susceptible to seizure activity. Everybody else on the reservation but his best friend and his family make fun of him. Sick of the bad education and his financial state, Arnold decides to transfer over to another school. This school being one full of white-skinned people. Most people instead of bulling him they mostly ignore him. But some of the students are bullies. He eventually becomes friends with one of them and gets a girlfriend. Along with some nerd who apparently gets boners when he looks at books. Eventually everybody grows to love him. And when his father's best friend, his sister, and grandmother all die, everybody else on the reservation stops bulling him. The story ends with Arnold and his original best friend playing basketball of all things on a basketball court.
Description Of Main Character
"I draw all the time." page 5. He is not physically fit, being born with medical issues and because of those he is susceptible to seizure activity. And he has a mother, father, sister named Mary, best friends Rowdy, Roger, and Gordy. And girlfriend Penelope.
"Did you know Indians are living proof that n*ggers f*ck buffalo?" page 64. Arnold eventually solves this problem by becoming friends with Roger, and being Penelope's boyfriend, and being a really good shooter on the high school basketball team. And by the end of the book he has fit in and society excepts him for who he is.
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