What "talent" did Mark have and what happened to him because of it?

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Jen Sambdman eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The talent that Mark had was the ability to hot wire anything with wheels. He was a car thief and as a direct result was on probation. This is pointed out further when he got into more trouble after having stolen the Principal's car in order to go meet with his parole officer because he had no other way to get there. Some how though, Mark always inevitably finds himself in someones good graces and doesn't really get into as much trouble as he should for the actions he does. That is, until the end...

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