Most teens are likely to stand out and feel different from everyone else, and it is not because there is anything wrong with them;
they just have interests of their own. This is what the story “Andy and the snake” by Paul Auster from 2002 is about. The story tells you about how Andys interests saved him from being shot.
Andy is an adult who has a passion for animals. Andy has a journal where he has ridden down stories from his life, which he now tells his friends he has gained over the years.
One of the stories called “Andy and the snake” is about Andy’s life as a 14-year-old. Andy doesn’t have any friends other than his brother, whom he is beating up.