The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

Topics: High school, Friendship, Basketball Pages: 3 (1108 words) Published: October 28, 2011
The problem the main character (Junior) has is that he goes to a different school and does not know anybody. He is Indian but he wants to go the school with all the rich white kids 22 miles away. He solves the problem by standing up to the biggest kid in the school and making friends with the prettiest girls in the school. He earns respect that way. The story takes place in 2006 and 2007 mostly on an Indian Reservation in Washington called the Spokane Indian Reservation. The town is called Wellpinit, Washington. In some chapters the setting are in his house, a basketball court, and at an Indian Fair. The story also takes place at Reardon High School in Reardan, Washington, in the gym and all through the school. The places mentioned Wellpinit, in his room, on his porch, at a basketball court, in his high school, at his grandmother’s house, Montana where his sister lives, Texas because he had a bruise the shape of Texas on his leg, and the Grand Canyon. It takes place in 2006. In one email from his sister that he gets from her it is dated November 16, 2006. That’s the only time the book mentions the date. The book goes to the end of 9th grade for him because at the end he goes home for the summer and tries convincing his friend to go to the new school with him. That means it is 2007 but the book never actually says 2007. His best friend Rowdy gets mad at Junior for leaving the Indian school so when they play each other in basketball and Rowdy punches him in the face and causes a concussion. I don’t like that because it’s not right and Junior has water on the brain and he could have died from it. Rowdy used to be his best friend and now they are enemies. This is the first drawing that Junior does in the book. He is describing himself. He’s really skinny and he has a huge head and big feet. He has a lisp and stutters. The first chapter is about him describing himself and that is the picture that goes with it. The title is good because he writes it like a...
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