The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian - Pages 150 through 196 Summary & Analysis

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In "Valentine Heart," Junior gives Penelope a homemade Valentine and Penelope says she forgot it was Valentine's Day. A few days later, Eugene and his friend Bobby are drinking together and apparently fight over the last drink in a bottle. Bobby shoots Eugene in the face, killing him. Bobby is so drunk he doesn't remember pulling the trigger. Bobby is so ridden with guilt when he realizes what he's done that he hangs himself.

Junior misses a lot of school over the coming weeks. His cartoon depicts some of the reasons including the grieving family, the lack of money for gas, and his mother's need to keep him close. Junior's friends realize the reason he misses so much school during this time but one teacher, Mrs. Jeremy, welcomes him as a new student, snidely pointing out that he shouldn't be missing so much school. Junior...

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