I don't know why he'd want to go back. The lighthouse is where he walked in on his dad with another woman.
Do you know why Elias wants to go to the lighthouse?
I have no idea, I just want to help him.
That trauma must be what caused his personalities to diverge.
Elias pushed his dad off of the lighthouse. No one said anything and it was marked as an accident.
As Clara and Salt got closer to the island, Clara realized with horror that Elias had flown the plane they had built to the lighthouse. The plane had crashed into the side of the island in a ball of fire.
After Elias crashed, Clara visited his shrine every year to honor the boy with two minds.
Both of Me by Jonathan Friesen was an incredibly interesting story. I thought it started very slowly, but as the book progressed I became invested in the story and characters of Elias and Clara. The writing and dialogue throughout the book was well done and a pleasure to read. I would recommend this book to anyone who want to read an interesting road trip story with numerous different and likeable characters.
Relation to Health Issue
Both of Me relates to current health issues because the character Elias has DID, dissociative identity disorder, which is a rare mental illness that causes those who have had severe trauma to have more than one personality. The disorder affects about 1% of the general population.