In the beginning Zinkoff loved school he didn't care about what other kids thought of him. Zinkoff once slipped out the door very early and got to school very early.
In the middle of the story Zinkoff didn't know where he fit in in the world and he now cared about what people said about him. On field day he SKIPPED school and he walked around town and went to to the street where the oh mailman lady lives and she called him and he walked in.
In the end, Zinkoff was looking for Claudia for hours not knowing she was already found. In middle school at recess Zinkoff was a left over and won person gave him the chance to be noticed , "Zinkoff".