In the beginning, Garvey, a patrol officer from Minneapolis, mentions something called circle justice and Cole just laughs at it. Cole ends up going but causes a big show. I think circle justice wouldn't have helped Cole much since he is to troubled. When Cole gets banned to an island in Alaska because of all he has done, that is when things start to get exciting and Cole meets spirit bear and has a rough time with it. Cole sees spirit bear a few times and threatens it and points a spear in its face. After that, Cole gets mauled by it and suffers for most of the chapter. Cole has so many injuries and he can not move so is stuck laying down when a huge storm hits. Cole sees a few baby sparrows in a nest with their Mom feeding them. Cole doesn't like it and wants to knock it down. After the storm, he notices the baby sparrows dead and feels sad when he sees the Mom looking for her babies. That's when he starts to make that switch and feels actual emotions.
About five or so days after the attack, Garvey and Edwin come to check on Cole and take him to a hospital. Garvey and a nurse named Rosey take care of him. Cole tells Edwin about the spirit bear but Edwin says it is only in Canada and Cole tries to prove it with hair he found but just decides to leave it and let it go. By this point of the book, Cole has started to make a big switch. Garvey also tells Cole he decided to help him because Garvey was like Cole when he was younger.
I learnt a lot about Cole and the characters in part 1 and now in part 2 I think I will understand there choices and who they are. In part 2 I think its going to be about Cole and how he goes around and makes it up to people and fixes his mistakes. I also think Cole's parents are either going to apologise or get in trouble for mistreating Cole. I believe Cole's life is going to get better but have a few consequences for his decisions. All though Cole has turned his life around, I think Cole will still have to deal with his consequences unless he finds an amazing way to make it up to the whole town. I think Cole has made some pretty bad decisions but the town should find a way to accept him. I also think they are all going to send him back to the island, I think he is going to get sent back to the island but survive and not be so angry. In part 2, I think Cole is going to be a better person and make some good decisions.