The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Arnold's experiences with basketball become a testament to the power of positive thinking. At Wellpinit, Arnold was nothing more than an average player; however, by the end of the novel, he has becoming a basketball shooting hero. Check out Arnold's Coach's pep talks in Chapters 20 and 25 for some inspiration.