Lit. Circle Smore
By Donald Hughell
T.A.T.D.O.A.P.T.I. Book Summary
Character Analysis: Arnold Spirit Jr.
Junior, as he is known as on the rez, starts off as a sad, hopeless Indian boy. He feels that because he lives in poverty and because he is Indian, that he can't have a good life, and neither can anyone else on the reservation. After hitting his teacher in the face with a book though, the teacher comes and gives Arnold a lecture on how he can be destined for greater things, and that he shouldn't give up hope. This is why he transferred to Reardan.
Throughout the story Arnold will go through depression because it seems that those he loves most keep dying. He shows he has the strength to overcome all of that though, and live his life happily, as seen when he and Rowdy become friends again at the the end of the story.
I enjoy this quote so much because it shows that you aren't limited to one thing, one group, one helping of pie. You can have multiple friends, be in multiple groups, eat multiple helpings of pie. It serves as a reminder to me, and hopefully others that read it, that you are you, you are unique, and you shouldn't be limited in your interests. I also like it because it ties into my theme
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And a book review from the NY Times
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Shmoop Editorial Team. "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Home Quotes." Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 13 May 2016.
Barcott, Bruce. "Off the Rez." The New York Times. The New York Times, 10 Nov. 2007. Web. 13 May 2016.