The person I really liked in the book Holding On was Maury Graham. I admired him because I thought his story was interesting and it educated to reader. I learned how to differentiate a "hobo" and a "bum". Before I had any knowledge, I thought that hobos and bums were essentially the same people, and what they would do was beg for money. The story changed my perspective of hobos and how hard-working they are. In the book it shows how different people can tell Hobos and Bums apart. In the book it says that "you can tell a hobo by the way they're dressed, and also you can tell the hobo by their conversation- usually not shady." The person demonstrates the theme of creativity by first explaining the difference between hobos and bums. The narrator talks about the history of the hobos and the struggles they went through. For example, they would use trains as transportation.
The book is called "Holding On." So what is the message behind the title, what are these people holding on to?