Why is the cellar a place of refuge for Zlata and her family? What does Zlata think of their cellar? How does she change her mind about it? What is her mother afraid of in the cellar?

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Zlata says the cellar is cold, dark, smelly, and revolting—but it's a place of refuge from the war. When bombs rain down on Sarajevo, the cellar offers Zlata and her family some hope of not becoming casualties of the war. One day, she realizes that the "awful cellar"...

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