Do Black Patent-leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?: A Fictionalized Memoir - Chapter 4, The Beautiful World of Richard Bobbo Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4, The Beautiful World of Richard Bobbo Summary

Since there are no non-Catholics or minorities at Bremmer High School, the issue is whom to tease and bully. Athletes and the "spirit nuts," who participate in as many activities as possible, are on the highest social rungs and are untouchable. The next rung consists of the "nice guys." Fat and ugly students comprise the bottom rung. Even the faculty deems them lowly and tends to give them both poorer grades and more detentions. Eddie is neither fat nor ugly but often feels so on the inside.

The student government is run by the fat and ugly kids, primarily because it has no real power, and cool kids want nothing to do with it. The real power lies with the athletes. To be elected student body president, moreover, is the worst...

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