Michael Andretti is upfront and rude, in chapter 6 he states “I don’t want her” referring to Josephine, this also makes it obvious that he is not nice to her and does not have any interest in her. The character Michael also shares many of the same traits as Josephine, for example they both have very strong personalities. Later on in the novel Michael and Josephine form a stronger relationship and open up to each other more, this indicates that Michael always had a soft side towards her. After Michael has an encounter with Josie, she realizes that she was lacking the father figure how ever now she is thankful and opens up to him much more. Overall Josie’s perspective on her father completely changes from the beginning to the end.