WIld Meat and the Bully Burgers
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WIld Meat and the Bully Burgers
beginning, Lovey and her best friend, Jerry, are watching the
Shirley Temple movie before they go to church. They never
get to see the end because they have to go and leave. They
make up the endings and cry in the middle of the pastor\'s
sermon. On Lovey\'s birthday, Jerry would make her a gift
certificate from the toy store for $500. Lovey is very
embarrassed to be speaking pidgin English. She doesn\'t tell
anyone, not even Jerry, how she is ashamed of how she
talks, looks, or even where she lives. Lovey secretly wants
to be haole, but she knows that she can\'t. Everyone in her
class has a very hard time speaking proper English, and the
teacher yells at them for not being able too. Lovey has a
hard time in math class and gets teased for being Japanese.
It\'s as if the rest of the students expect her to be smart just
because she is Japanese. Lovey is supposed to write her
own obituary for her English class. It gets her thinking about
death, and consequently she thinks about it all the time.
Lovey dreams and fantasizes about being haole. She thinks
up of the perfect house with all the trimmings. She wants to
marry a haole so she can have a haole last name. Lovey
makes haole friends so that she can sleep over their houses
and eat their food. Her father says that she is crazy for
wanting to be friends with haoles, and that she should stop.
Lovey and her family do many things together. They sit on
the back porch picking fleas off of their dogs, squeezes
blackheads off of her mothers back, count all white cows,
sing war songs, and pick macadamia nuts for extra money.
A normal Sunday afternoon would be their Mother smoking
Parliaments on the porch of their house, grumbling about
white hairs, and Lovey picking fleas off of their dogs. Lovey
and her sister, Calhoon, goes to their Aunt Helen\'s on
Saturdays while their mother sews leis or cashiers at the Lei
Stand for extra money. They watch the old crazy ladies
stand behind the fence, muttering to themselves. Lovey
wants to become pregnant just like her neighbor Katy is.
She secretly dresses up and acts like she is pregnant. Her
mother tells her that it is hard because there is a lot of pain
that comes with labor. Lovey\'s mother gives her an at home
perm. It\'s called a Toni Perm, and it gets messed up bad.
Lovey comes out with an Afro, and Calhoon teases her
about it and calls her an Oompah Loompah. Lovey is given
rabbits to breed and take care off. She loves them very
much, but one day the cages are torn open by wild dogs that
kill all the rabbits. To make Lovey feel better, her father
plays home movies, and Calhoon threatens to kill the dogs
with their fathers gun. Calhoon never lies. She tells Lovey
one day, while they are out hunting, not to shoot the
Japanese blue pheasant or it will haunt her. Calhoon and her
Father both have the ghost eye. They can see ghosts in their
house and are drawn to them. Since Lovey killed the bird,
she now is awakened by a ghost that bothers her in the
middle of the night. Lovey\'s father bought a cow to raise so
that they could kill it, and eat it. Calhoon and Lovey get to
attached to it and name it Bully. One day, the kitchen smells
of wild meat. Their father is cooking hamburgers. After the
first bite, none of them can finish eating it. They realize that it
is a Bully burger. Pages 85-116 Everyone at school tease
Lovey and Jerry for being friends. No one understands what
they are to each other. They do have many things in
common and are the best of friends. Lovey and Jerry play
Barbie together, and Jerry steals Barbie clothes from his rich
cousin, Ingrid. Jerry\'s brother, Larry, goes into Lovey\'s
room one day, and marks up the Barbie and cuts her hair.
Lovey is devastated and they swear to get even. Halloween
comes, and they go trick-or-treating at the rich peoples
houses on Reed\'s Island. They give out real chocolate, and
lots of candy. Jerry finds a bag full of marijuana in Larry\'s
shoe box under his bed. He brings it over to Lovey\'s and
they decide to roll it and sell it so that they can get money to
buy more Barbies that Larry had messed up. After they had
sold all the dope,
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