The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

What is Junior's life on the reservation like?

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Junior is like the geek of the reservation who sticks out because of his small stature (he's really skinny) poor eye sight (has cheap thick "Indian" glasses), and regular brain seizures. If that isn't enough, Junior also has a lisp and a stutter. This, according to Junior made him "the biggest retard in the world." Needless to say he is picked on quite a bit. Junior reflects on being part of the "Black-Eye-of-the-Month-Club" Junior is very poor and often goes for days without a proper meal. Junior's parents are good people. His mother reads a lot and has a great memory while his father plays musical instruments.