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In this story, the main character, Doug, faces many, many conflicts. As he matures, he begins to alter his perspectives and behaviors thus dissolving a lot of the conflicts he faced.

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  • Hi. I'm Doug!
  • Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
  • Get to know Doug...
  • My name is Douglas Swieteck and my family just moved to Maryville, NY.
  • Conflict: Man versus Man
  • Hi! I'm Principal Peattie. I am the principal at Washington Irving Junior High. Douglas is always getting in trouble and lies a lot.
  • The Conflicts of Being Doug by Ellie Solberg
  • Conflict: Man versus Man
  • Hi! I'm Coach Reed and I am the P.E. Teacher. Doug always back talks me and challenges my authority as a teacher. Doug needs to be put in his place.
  • Doug lives in a small house he calls "The Dump." He shares a room with his older brothers. He has a Saturday morning job delivering groceries and spends the rest of the day at the library where he draws.
  • Conflict: Man versus Man
  • I'm Doug's father. Doug thinks he such a know-it-all. He better keep his mouth shut or there's going to be trouble.
  • Principal Peattie is very mean to Doug. He never wants to listen to Doug's side of the story. He tells Doug that he will never amount to anything in life.
  • Conflic: Man versus Man
  • Hi! I'm Douggo's older brother, Lucas. Doug can't do anything right. He doesn't deserve that Joe Pepitone hat. And if I find that Pepitone jacket, I'm going to destroy it. Doug's such a loser.
  • Coach Reed has a lot of problems of his own. He is a veteran who is struggling. He lets Doug run out at the track during the wrestling unit but then makes him redo the unit, making him miss his lunch period.
  • Doug's Father is abusive and very mean. He has quick hands and rules the house with an iron fist. He tattoos Doug for his birthday gift...he has "Mama's Boy" put on his back. What kind of father would do that?
  • Doug's brother Lucas is abusive to Doug. Lucas gets into so much trouble which ends up effecting Doug. People on his delivery route are cold towards him and the teachers at school think Doug is trouble just like his brother
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