Gary Soto is Brave, Smart, and Athletic
Fifth grade is an odd year for Gary because in the book he says that the short nuns threw chalk at him, chased him with books cocked over their heads, squeezed him into cloak closets and on slow days asked him to pop erasers and to wipe the blackboards clean.
Gary Soto, the protagonist in Living Up The Street, has a few traits that influence his relationships with others.
One, he is brave. Two, he is smart. Three, he is athletic. These traits influence his relationships with others.
Gary Soto deceives his mother by believing when she said that he was a "short-tall devil in need of God’s blessings."