This is Red's view of the nieghborhood. "Those houses. My houses. One painted blue. One painted green. One with a black door. One with a brown door."(14)
That was a long time ago. Now I care for Samar.
"A few months ago, a new family, Samar's family, rented the blue house. They were from a distace country. Their ways were unfamiliar. Their words held new music. "(14)"Soon after moving in, Samar began sneaking into the yard once her parents had fallen asleep. Even on the coldest nights, she trudged outside in her red boots and green jacket. Her breath was a frosty veil. She would stare at the moon, and at me, and sometimes, at the little green house next door, where a boy who looks to be about her age lives."(8)