I am just going to write the turning point, because that was our assignment. I am not going to write a whole essay about the book, as Petar did or nothing about the turning point at all, as Josh did. I am JUST going to write the turning point so that Mr. Z will be happy!! So here I go!!
I think the turning point is when Brent talks to the little kids on the beach about the whirligig and he teaches them, too. It is then that he realizes that his actions can affect others' lives not just his.