I can compare the book to my life. I was at a summer camp just like Jonah. I was put into a separate room than my brother. Like Jay I decided that I didn't want to do what everyone else was doing so I decided to leave the program during the day to do something else. There was an incident at my summer camp like there was one that happened in the book too. In the book Jonah gets stung by a jellyfish. I got glitter all over me, which ended up getting into my eye. It was painful in the book and in personal experience also.