Garvey always grew up loving books. His dad on the other hand wanted him to play sports. Garvey has always felt like his dad has been embarrassed because of him.
Come play football with me Garvey
Please don't make me
Not only does Garvey think he is a disappointment, he is obese and that makes him very insecure. Garvey will always try to go on diets, but he keeps on losing 1 pound and gaining 3 back.
Garvey, stop eating so much choclate
Not only did Garvey notice his size, but his other classmates did to. They said stuff like if he had no idea that he was overweight. All of the mean comments definitely did some damage. Garvey becomes very depressed
Fifth joke today, when will this day end
Ay yo look it is Mister Tubbs
Nice One, Haha
The only kid who decided to be nice to Garvey was Joe. Joe was able to keep Garvey's mood happy. Their friendship was very strong. He said that Garvey should join chorus since Garvey was feeling not important. He tried out and he made it. Although he made it, he was scared to tell his dad since he might find it dumb
I will think about it
You should join chorus
Garvey had a solo in his first recital, so the pressure was on. Once his dad found out he was singing a solo he was so proud. Garvey showed up and rocked out. By the end of it Garvey's dad was wiping tears from his eyes.
Wooooohhh! Garvey! Garvey! Garvey!
After the chorus recital Garvey gained self confidence in himself. He started to run more so he could get back into shape. He didn't lose all of his weight at once, but he still lost some weight. That didn't mean he didn't have any more comments in his direction. He just decided to ignore them. He was so much more confident