The army are opening Leila's Academy of Hope. However, Parvana is annoyed because they are taking the credit for something that her family did.
Parvana is mysteriously found in rubble and assumed a terrorist. She is taken in for questioning. We know Parvana is smart because she is refusing to tell them any details about herself and is calculating high times tables. Because of this, Parvana is made to stand.
Parvana finds out that Nooria has got a scholarship in the US and is jealous. She is also angry because Nooria listed things that she did during the worst war. Nooria decides to be kind to everyone, during her last few weeks.
Parvana is, once again, thrown into her cell. She is told that if she doesn't communicate, she will be transferred to harder, tougher Prison.
After Parvana found out that Nooria is going to the US, she decides to sleep outside, but a note is hauled at her. It said ' close down your school, close down your school or we'll kill you'. These notes are scattered around the market!
While being questioned, an explosion occurs and Parvana uses this as an opportunity to escape. However, the army intercepts and stops her.