2Setting and Point of View This book takes place at the main characters school, present dayThe point of view is third person
3CharactersDonald is the main character in the book. He is a really funny character. He isn’t afraid to express himself. Sometimes people get annoyed with him because he is so goofy and annoying. He has a lot of energy.Andrew is a minor character. Him and his family just moved to the house next to Donald. Andrew is very shy. Donald tries to welcome him by making him a cookie but Donald messes up and makes him cry. I think it will take some time for things to get better for Andrew.Donald definitely changes throughout the book. He starts to act more his age and more mature. People start to like him more. He isn’t so annoying and doesn’t have as much energy.
4Plot summaryThe conflict in this book is the way that Donald acts and that he doesn’t have any friends. Donald is so full of energy that he is annoying and nobody wants to be around him. Every year Donald's school would do something called field days. Nobody would want Donald on his team because he was so hyper that he would start doing the wrong things.The crisis in the story happens when Donald goes missing because he is looking for his friend Claudia. Claudia went missing at 7:00p.m. and was found at 7:30p.m. Donald had know idea that she was found and was out looking for her till 1:00a.m. the police were out looking for him for hours and he had his parents worried to death.The in this book is that Donald becomes more mature. He acts more his age and people start to like him. He realizes how annoying he was and of he acts his age that people will like him.
5MoralThe moral in this book is that if you don’t act annoying to people, then they will like you. I think Donald did a really good job of acting more mature and controlling himself.
6My OpinionI really liked this book. It wasn’t the best book I have ever read but I thought it was pretty good.I didn’t really like how the book was put together. It went from place to place a lot without explaining why.I would recommend this book to kids that have no friends.I would rate this book 4 stars.
7Author Information http://www.carr.org/authco/spinelli-j.htm