"Great rosebushes of red bloomed on Victor's cheeks. A river of nervous sweat ran down his pants." (Soto 11). Victor blushed and is very embarrassed that he doesn't know French.
Victor is not good at math.
Victor what's 2+2?
"Besides's, Teresa a girl he had liked since they were in catechism classes at Saint Theresa's, was taking French, too." (Soto 6). Victor has a huge crush on Teresa.
"He lowered his eyes, pretending to study, then slowly to the left. No Teresa."(Soto 10). Victor is obvisouly a creepy person looking for Teresa when they are not even dating.
"He turned a page in the book and stared at some math problems that scared him because he knew he would have to do them eventually." (Soto 10). Victor doesn't like math and is not good at math. He wants to avoid his math homework