Analysis Of Miles Halter, A Tall Stocky Junior

1915 Words Jan 4th, 2016 8 Pages
Miles Halter, a tall stocky junior from Florida. An only child, leaving the nest for the big state of Alabama to be enrolled into the Culver Creek boarding school. Miles was never the type of person to have many friends, he was never super popular, nor did he have a girlfriend. But on his last days of being in Florida, his overly nurturing mother insists on throwing him a party. “I was more or less forced to invite all my “school friends,” i.e., the ragtag bunch of drama people and English geeks I sat with by social necessity in the cavernous cafeteria of public school…” (3) But Miles’s , unpopular, no friends, no girlfriend streak is all about to change. Little did he know that he would not only make many new friends, but also fall in love. But not the type of love you would get from a sappy Hallmark movie rather a forbidden love. A love will ultimately affect the friendship of one of his soon to be closest companions. First day moving into a new school. All the new and returning students were there. All of them getting removed in and hugging one another, reuniting from the long summer vacation, Miles is new to Culver Creek, and so far having no luck with introducing himself to anyone or making any conversation with any student. “ I vaguely hoped that someone would come up and talk to me. I imagined the conversation...That didn’t happen, of course. Things never happened like I imagined them” (8).So, instead he watches everyone else smile and walk around together. Up…
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