It all started on Christmas morning when Luke is brother got more presents them him and all he got was a pair of school shoes at the time he was kind of selfish and only thought of himself and diden’t care about anyone else.
Colin changed his attitude towards his friends and family he started of selfish but learnt that other people matter. when he saw how ted was to see griff and have is company. Colin realised that Luke would want his brother next to him
“All i got is shoes this Christmas this shoes” This shows colin Started of selfish and got les and less selfish
The message that the auther is giving is that everybody is equal
they show this by Colin meeting ted Colin finally realised when griff died that griff would of wanted his perants near and next to him. The author gets the message around by Colin meeting ted and learning that his brother and griff nearly have the same illness and after griff dying Colin realised that going to find a cure for cancer is no point because there is no cure for cancer