At first . . .
but then . . .
Textual Evidence -- What details in the story prove this change?
Ben felt fine about his lisp.
In kindergarten he felt embarrassed and angry about it.
He stuffs Mary Sue Briggs' tedy bear in the toilet. (p. 8)
Ben is unsure about going along with Trout's pranks and lies.
After the Super Ball prank Ben is proud to be friends with Trout.
He tells his mom, "A team is exactly what we are." (p. 77)
At the beginning Trout is . . .