1. What is Ari's mood at the beginning of Section 1, Chapter 1?
Ari is not happy with his life. He is bored. He was miserable. Everything bothers him from the songs playing on the radio to the weather.
2. Why doesn't Ari like dealing with his mother's Catholic-Church-lady friends?
Ari feels suffocated by his mother's Catholic-Church lady friends. Although the women are all over fifty, that isn't the main reason that he doesn't like them. Although he dislikes the way they talk about his growing, he really hates that his mother has more friends than he does.
3. How does Ari describe his family?
Ari describes his family and his siblings. He has twin sisters that are twelve years older than he is. He has a brother who is eleven years older and who is in prison. Then there are his parents. His mother is an eternal optimist, but his father has scars from his service in the military.
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