In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, the narrator and protagonist Junior is a 14-year-old boy living on the Spokane Indian Reservation. He is a smart kid who loves school, and as the novel progresses, readers learn that he sees his education as a means of opportunity to get a better life for himself. He is determined to succeed, so he decides to go off the reservation to a white school called Reardan to get a better education. Junior's decision shows his bravery: at home on the rez, he faces other Indians who feel that he has betrayed them by going to a white school, and at Reardan, Junior faces discrimination and taunting from white students. Junior gets support from his parents, and this trait has trickled down to Junior as well--he is supportive of his family and his best friend Rowdy. Later, Junior meets friends at Reardan like Penelope, and he is supportive of her efforts to beat her problem with bulimia. So, these are some of Junior's character traits.