Kate Barlow was once a nice, loving teacher. But, her boyfriend (who was black), got killed. After he was killed, she killed the sheriff because he wouldn't help Sam. She kissed the sheriff then killed him.
After Zero hit Mr. Pendanski with a shovel and ran away, Stanley stole Mr. Sir's truck and went looking for Zero. He drove into a hole, climbed out and then ran.
Stanley found Zero. They went up a mountain (Zero got sick from Sploosh so Stanley had to carry him, up the mountain. ) They found water and onions which they survived on. They were on the mountain for about a week and a half. They eventually had the energy to attempt returning to Camp Green Lake.