What is a important scene in "The Winter Room"?The book is a John Newberry award winning.

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The book is divided into 3 parts that carefully develop specific moods rather than one continuous plot. Within each section, there are subsections. The middle section is divided into the four seasons.

While each section of the book carefully articulates a variety of moods and themes of the story, the last chapter of the book is where the climax of the story unfolds.  There is a silent schism between the nephews and the uncle. There is a huge confrontation and then the moment of truth where the boys finally understand the secret about adulthood. The uncle also experiences a change and for a moment... reverses the onward marching of time.



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