The character in this book that changes the most is Jud Travers. He is sort of the bad guy in the book. He is a real mean guy who likes to hunt. He owns a bunch of hunting dogs and one of them is Shiloh. He changes from like I said being real mean to an Ok kind of guy. He still needs to clean up his act a little. Marty also changes in the book from being a kid that lies a lot and keeps secrets to him self like when he finds Shiloh, he doesn't tell any one about him.
The problem in this story is that Marty really wants Shiloh but he is one of Judd's best hunting dogs. In the end Marty works a certain amount for Judd and finally gets works up enough money to pay Judd for Shiloh. I was glad about the way the book ended. If I could change any thing in the book I would make Judd a little less mean, but I think that story is better with Judd being so mean. I think that the authors message was to put forth a little effort into life and to be thankful of what you have.
There is really only one character to talk about and that is Corey. He is the only slave child that I have heard that can read and write. He is to keep it a secret from his master sense slaves are not supposed to read or write. Corey doesn't change as much as I thought he would but he did change. At the start Corey as all to him self and not really talking, like being shy. Then when he hears that his father is going to make a run for it while their master is away. Corey has to start to deal with big things now and after his dad leaves he and his mother leave and now he has to be brave if he is separated from his mom.
One of the main character in the story is Michael. I feel that he changes mostly in the book. When he first goes onto the island he makes a big fire then someone or something puts it out. That someone was Kensuke. Michael just hates Kensuke for putting out a fire that he spent a lot of time making. Through out the book Michael learns that all the times he thought Kensuke was being mean, he was actually trying to keep Michael and the island safe.
The problem of this book is when Michael is stranded out on an island and wants his mom and dad to find him and take him home. Kensuke does not want to be found so he puts out, kicks, and knocks down all that Michael makes to tell his mom and dad he is okay. Kensuke learns Michael's feelings so he helps him get home. After I finished the book I felt good because Kensuke lighted up to help Michael be with his family again. If I could change anything in the book I would change Michael's character around. For some reason I found his character a little dull. I think the author's message was to not give up when something does not go the way we wanted. Like when I was little, I like hockey so I wanted to skate so badly, but a lot of the time I would just fall over. Then after a while I was about to give up then my mom came and told me to keep trying, and now look at me I'm like the fastest skater on my team.
Horace Splatty is the main character who is a super hero because of his sisters magic cupcakes that give him super powers to do many amazing things. Every year the town has a Celernip Prince Pageant and Horace is desperate to win the pageant because the winner got to pick a Celernip Princes and Horace loves a girl. He goes from wanting to win so bad that he forgets his friends to not caring about winning. Another character is Auggie. He is Horace's best friend. When the Pink Dodo balloons come and pop on his head and he becomes bald he thinks that it is all Horaces fault. Auggie and his brother Xax are the only ones that know that he is the Cupcaked Crusader(the super hero). After the balloon problem Auggie hates Horace.
The problem in this book is that Pink Dodo balloons that have the CupCaked Crusader come to the town after one school day. Auggie and Sara Willow get carried up on the balloon and the balloon pops and out comes a little butterfly hair clip and eats up all the hair on their heads. Auggie blames it on Horace but Horace keeps trying to tell Auggie that he had nothing to do with it. Later on even more balloons come and eat almost all of the towns people's hair off. Horace finds out that the once Kitty Hello has returned for her revenge on the people for saying that her hair cutting business was bad. Everyone thought she was away when she was disguising heself as Kitty's sister Bitty Hello. Horace stops Kitty and apologizes with Auggie and everyone has that's hair came of had to wear a wig until their hair was back.
If I could change anything in the book I think I would have all of the town be super-heroes.