"Where are you from? asked Pearl... Why?... Who are you going to tell?... Tell? Is it a big secret?! Pearl was getting annoyed". Page 34. Hussein was very suspicious about pearl asking him questions about himself. Because he looked and sounded different to the other children they picked and bullied him
The shah straightened... And stood alone with his fists by his side". Page 34. Hussein didn't answer any of the questions about himself and behaved in a strange way like creeping around the corner.
"I'm a soldier". Page 34. The context is that Hussein examined what Bruce's intention was and let Bruce hit him and for the first time he reveals that he was a soldier and that is why he acts differently to the other children.
"See? it's growing... They're all growing". Page 35. Hussein got a very strong understanding that not everything dies and things can still grow and thrive.
"He hesitated for a moment then he pulled the purple T-Shirt over his head". Page 38. Having friends gives him the confidence to reveal his past and his scars.