Chapters 27-28 Summary

Paris, 1942

Rachel and the girl are exhausted but they cannot rest; they must get back to Paris. They stop and take the stars off their clothes as the policeman had told them, and the girl remembers her mother meticulously sewing those stars on her clothing. The memory makes her cry, and Rachel comforts her, asking if the story about a brother in a cupboard is true. The girl nods and Rachel hugs her even closer. Finally she sets her shoulders and stands tall, wanting her parents to be proud of her because she escaped that camp and is now going to Paris to save her brother—and because she is not afraid.

They bury their stars and the girl feels joy, followed by shame at distancing herself...

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