Marjane is now becoming a teenager. She had been shopping when a bomb hit. The bomb happened to hit close to her home. As soon as Marjane heard about this she ran home to check on her parents. Later that evening she was sitting on her bed and she had a thought.
Marjane decided that today was a traumatic day, and so she took out her special book.
I have not picked up this book in so long!
Tali's story continues with her in carpool on her way home from school. There has been a car crash.
Me too! I really hope everyone is ok!
This is so scary. I live a street away from the crash. What if someone I know got hurt!? My family!?
Girls look ahead there seems to have been a crash, I hope everyone is ok.
When Tali got home, she ran in frantically.
She barely got through the door when she said...
Please be home and safe!
Is everyone ok?!
Are our friends ok?
There is a crash on Atkinson!
Do you know who was involved in the crash?
Tali is relieved to hear that her family is safe.
I'm so happy! I was so worried!
Yes everyone is ok! Your sisters are in their rooms!
From then on Marjane continued to read her book in order to have something, and someone to relate to.
Im so glad that my father gave me this book! I will continue to read it to help me get through different events in my life.