Who is Junior?Junior is the main character in Sherman Alexie's novel 'The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. He grew up on a reservation in a place in the world referred to as Rearden. He was born with MANY medical conditions such as a major CSF Leak (leaking spinal fluid in the brain). The treatment left him looking very different from everyone else on the "rez". He was (and still is) always bullied due to his condition but, luckily his life-long best friend Rowdy is always there to back him up. They were both born on the same day and have spent every day together since then.
Both of Junior's parents are alcoholics and are almost never sober. This really impacts Junior because due to this, he cant get that much support from them. His sister never comes out of the basement, so nobody really ever sees her or hears from her.