Mr. Lyte does everything in his power to make Johnny miserable. Mr. Lyte also tries this to make sure Johnny does not know he is part of the family.
Johnny at first has a hard time with Goblin, because he 's scared of pretty much everything.
Johnny can not decide on his feelings toward Cilla. At first, he does not like her and says he would never marry her. In the middle of the book, he does not know whether he likes her or not. By the end of the book, they love each other.