We learn something interesting about one of the characters, Piri on page 110 where it says: "'Snort, man,' Waneko said. 'It's H.' How can I make out of this? I was thinking. 'Nay, dad, I've been blasting yerba. I have a going high and I don't want to mess it up.' 'Oh, man,' said Alfredo, 'I'm digging maybe you're fronting now, cool Piri, making like you're a down stud. Now I ain't signifying, but I never dug you for a punk" This is typical of how Piri acts in this book, so far. He often seems to be a "bad" teen doing what he pleases, including drugs.