" I was born with water on the brain" " I was only six months old and i was supposed to croak during the surgery. And even if i somehow survived the mini- Hoover, i was supposed to suffer serious brain damage during the procedure and live the rest of my life as a vegetable."
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" Do you know the worst thing about being poor ? Oh, maybe you've done the math in your head and you figure: Poverty= empty refrigerator + empty stomach And sure, sometimes, my family misses a meal, and sleep is the only thing we have for dinner, but i know that, sooner or later, my parents will come bursting throught the door with a bcket of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Orignal Recipe.
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So i lay down on the floor beside him and patted his head and whispered his name for hours. Then Dad came home from wherever and had one of those long talks with Mom, and they decided something without me. And then Dad pulled down his rifle and bullets from the closet. "Junior", he said, "Carry Oscar outside." "No !" I screamed. " He"s suffering," Dad said "We have to help him."
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"You want to head down to the powwow?' Rowdy asked. "Nah," I said. The Spokane Tribe holds their annual powwow celebration over the Labor Day weekend. This was the 127th annual one, and there would be singing, war dancing, gambling, storytelling, laughter, fry bread, hamburgers, hot dogs, arts, and crafts, and plenty of alcoholic brawling.
" I was fourteen and it was my first day of high school. I was happy about that. And i was most especially excited about my geometry class
"A week into my suspension, i was sitting on our front porch, thinking about stuff, contemplating, when old Mr.P walked up our drive way. He had a big bandage on his face. "I'm sorry about your face, I said. "I'm sorry they suspended you, " he said "i hope you know it wasn't my idea."