His friends ditched him, and his dad saw it all happen (1).
His dad tells him that those guys aren't his real friends, and that if they were his real friends then they wouldn't ditch him like they did, "I fell and my friends skated away without me. Friends, your friends?" (6).
As his dad talks about his "fake friends" he seems like a very understanding person to talk to. As he says logical things in this situation.
Artie is the main character and the narrator. This is a cool way the author decides to tell the story, and is a different point of view then other stories.
Artie's father scrutinized the whole situation between him and his friends, and then gave Artie a talk (6).
Artie wants his friendship between Howie and Steve to be perpetual, however, his dad knows that they aren't good friends, and that they aren't going to be friends for long.
As the book goes on, the narrator stays the same and stays as the same perspective which is from the main character. This changes the whole way the story is told, and changes the whole perspective that the reader comprehends and understands.
He continues to go to his father for advice from the first page in the book, when he went to him because his friends ditched him, up to page 14 where he goes to him about a girl. Also, he starts to go to his father to get to know more about his past. He then starts to tell him about his life during the Holocaust.
The story is now being told from a different narrator, which is his father. His father narrates the story by telling him about his life during the Holocaust. This changes the whole perspective of the story.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.