The Basketball Diaries - Study Guide Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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This set of entries take place during the spring and summer of 1964.

Jim continues to be unhappy in his family's new Manhattan neighborhood. He is only able to find one boy in his school who will smoke pot with him and he frequently has to travel back to the old neighborhood in order to buy it. The only thing he likes about the neighborhood is that the nearby park has caves and tunnels that he enjoys exploring. He often finds himself alone, smoking pot, at the top of a cliff that overlooks the Hudson River. Jim wonders what it would be like to stay high all of the time and to live in the woods.

In another entry, Jim describes his nightly ritual. He waits until the rest of his family has fallen asleep and then sneaks out to the roof of his apartment building to masturbate...

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