The characters in the story are Terry, Terry's mom, Terry's dad, and Mr. Carlson. The setting is in the places home, school, and the hardware store. Terry is 13. He wants to know more about his father's problem.
Dad I really understand. Thanks for sharing.
First, Terry begins seeking knowledge, then, goes to his mom. Next, he goes to Mr. Carlson, after his dad gets a flashback at the store and embarrasses Terry. Lastly, he gets the courage to ask his dad what happened.
I feel bad for dad. I know what he went through. I'll be strong.
Terry's dad explains what happened to him. Terry's dad was the only survivor. Terry begins learning.
Conflict and Theme
Dad can you tell me what happened in Vietnam? NO Terry!
I learned that war has an affect on people and it is important to help people when there is a problem.
Terry is beginning to understand. Terry has knowledge and feels close to his dad.
I am not going to be embarrased
Terry wanted to understand his father better, but his father didn't want to talk. Terry learned that war is important and have an affect. Terry learned that people should try to understand problems of others.