The challenges he might face are his parents and what people at his school think of him. As he found trust in the Spirit Bear, he immediately changed his perspective and it was like he became a better person all of the sudden. No one back in Minnesota knows what happened to him on the island and most wouldn't expect him to really change.
Coles biggest challenge would be getting all the people he has lied to trust him again after all the bad choices and manipulating he has done to the people around him.
What is possible that Cole biggest challenge moving forward being trusted. Would the judge or even Peter's parents believe him that he changed? The author said,"You fool!.. they called. Why should we do anything for you(Mikaelsen 106)".What did Cole do for them that they should believe Cole for?
Cole's biggest challenge moving forward is all the stuff he has missed in life he can't go bad to and Cole said "My Fault" (Mikaelsen 105).
Cole is referring to his regrets in the passed and what Cole missed out on is not gone and Cole is owning up to his expectations.
I would say Cole's biggest challenge on moving on in life is having to look back at the poor choices he has made. After being attacked by the bear, its a very low chance the the committee will let him go back to the remote island. Without the chance to go back to the island Cole will have to face a jail sentence. Cole states, " I do realize that, but its okay. Whatever happens now, I'm done being mad " (Mikaelsen 110). This shows us that Cole is starting to open up more about the consequences that he has made.
I think Cole's biggest challenge will be telling the truth from now on. This is because in the story the author says, "His words would become his only proof"(Mikaelsen 112). This means Cole will only tell the truth with his words, without showing any proof to back it up.
I would say the biggest challenge in Cole life from now on is controlling his anger and i predict this because in the story Edwin says, "A person is never done being mad... Anger is a memory never forgotten, you only tame it"(Mikaelsen 110). This is my proof because it shows the Cole will still have anger but he will need to learn how to control/tame it.
I believe that Cole's hardest challenge will be to convince others that he has actually changed. For most of Cole's life, he has manipulated and lied to get what he wanted. For example, he manipulated Garvey into getting him into Circle Justice. He just wanted to not go to jail. In the story, Cole says, "I really do want to change" (Mikaelsen 12). Those were his words when he told Garvey that he really wanted to get into Circle Justice. He actually didn't want to change. He just manipulated Garvey into thinking that he did, but he just wanted to stay out of jail.
I think Cole's biggest challenge in life is to get in a positive mentality. Like making new friends being more positive to other people around him no fighting or bullying people like Peter. He's going to go back with nothing and no one. But I also think that Cole is on his way to his positive side because Cole says to himself "He knew only the moment, and this moment he was alive, the most alive he ever felt." (Mikaelsen 97)
I would say Coles biggest challenge is dealing with his parent's. In chapter six coles father is abusing cole and the narrator said," His father shouted as he started hitting Cole again, this time with metal buckle end"( Mikaelsen 54). Cole' s parents need to help him not abuse him. His mother is cowardly and is to afriad to make her husband stop. This is a main challenge Cole faces in the novel.
Cole's biggest problem moving forward with his life is catching up. His whole life he has been mean and rude to everyone around him and they have been patient with him by not sending him to jail and allowing him to have another chance. In Cole's dream it says,"each person had helped him"(Mikaelsen 105-106). The people he sees in his dream he has blamed for everything, so he needs to right the wrongs he has done and then continue with his new life.
Cole's biggest problem as part one ends would have to be telling the truth. Peter's lawyer says, "All your life you've lied, manipulated people, and tried to avoid consequences...There is absolutely no reason to believe that you have truly changed inside" (MIkaelsen 55). Cole is going to have problems with people believing him because all he did was lie to people. Then all of a sudden he doesn't want to lie. It's probably going to take a while and a lot of explanation to get people to believe Cole.
I believe that the biggest challenge for Cole is going to be to convince others that he has changed and can be trusted now. After some of the bad choices that he has made in his life, like beating up Peter for example, not many people will believe that Cole has changed and will think that he is lying again.