" it is much easier to be brave if you don't know everything."(p.76)
Nazi soldiers have just came into the Johansen's apartment and Ellen just found out they are coming to get Jewish people and she is Jewish. " Take your necklace off, She grabbed the little gold chain, yanked it with all her strength, and broke it."(Pg.45) The necklace is a symbol of star of David. This shows that Annmarie is very caring and responsible, because if she wouldn't have seen the necklace they would of know that Ellen is Jewish. Also that is a sign of her maturing because she stayed cool under pressure.
" She knew it was safer for Ellen to believe in Great- Aunt Birdie.
Mama, Annmarie, Kristi, and Ellen have just escaped Copenhagen on a train. " Annmarie knew what she was about to say, this is our friend Ellen and it is her New Year."(Pg.55) The Nazi soldiers are asking about the Jewish New Year and they are trying to trick them into saying they are going to celebrate the New Year. This shows that Annmarie it getting more alert of things. Because they have Ellen now, and all the Nazi's are trying to catch the Jewish people. Also, if she did say that it was our New Year they would all go to jail. So that is why Annmarie is more alert.
' I didn't know there was a stick there." (p.105
The Johansen's and Ellen have just got to uncle Henrik's farm. They have a plan to get Ellen and her family away from the Nazi's. But Annmarie wants to know what it is but Uncle Henrik tells her this. "It is much easier to be brave if you don't know everything."(Pg.76) This shows that Annmarie wants to know everything and she wants to help them with their plan. But it will just be easier if she doesn't know because she doesn't have to worry, and get in the way of their plan.
Mama and Uncle Henrik faked a death to carry out the plan. Annmarie figured out that there is no Great- Aunt Birdie that died. Annmarie wants to tell Ellen no one died. Annmarie realizes that she needs to protect Ellen and not tell her. " She knew it was safer for Ellen to believe in Great- aunt Birdie."(P.79) This shows that Annmarie is maturing and growing, as a person because she wants to protect her friend. Also she is maturing by thinking of what she says, because if she were to say that it would affect Ellen and the way she thinks about the plan.
Uncle Henrik is taking everyone to his boat to get them to another country. Mr Rosen has just dropped something that will prevent the Germans from knowing where they are. " Annmarie, you understand how dangerous this is, if any solider stops you, just be a little girl not knowing what is going on."said mama. (p.105) This shows that Annmarie is ready to take on a challenge and give Uncle Henrik what he needs. Annmarie get's the special preventative medicine to Uncle Henrik. This shows that she is more brave because she just ran in the dark where she got stopped by Nazi Solders. Also, this show that Annemarie cares about the Jewish people.