Chapters 13-14 Summary
The only way the girl can try to shut out the horrors around her is to tuck her head between her knees and cover her ears. She tries to remember some of her happiest moments and think about her friends, like Armelle. She lives just down the road from the girl, but Armelle and her family left at the beginning of vacations and went somewhere south. Armelle had never been afraid, even when the sirens went off during school and they had to go to the cellar. Their teacher would read to them, but Armelle could see the teacher’s hand shaking and would make fun of her fear. The red-headed girl was never afraid, and the girl wished her friend were here to hold her hand right now.
(The entire section is 605 words.)