The protagonist in this story is Victor. Victor is a 7th-grade boy, who is Hispanic and has a crush on a girl, named Teresa. He knows Teresa from catechism classes at St.Teresa's. He has a best friend named Miceal, who scowls at girls to like him. They are at school throughout the entire story. He joins French to be with Teresa. He wants to get to know her.
Victor goes to class, he has homeroom with Teresa. He gets sad when he realizes he doesn't have the first period with her. She says hi to him, and he can hardly reply because he's in shock he talked to her. After, lunch they go to French. He wants to impress Teresa.
Mr.Bueller asks if anyone knows French, and Victor raises his hand. Victor tries to bluff his way out and just says somethings that just sounded French. Mr.Buller asks him to repeat, and after he does its clear this child doesn't know French. He was very embarrassed.