Discussion Questions This story is told from the perspective of Emily, a fourteen-year-old girl. Who does she live with and why?
Emily says, “Washington is crying”. Why does she say this?
How does Emily describe the people living in Washington after the war?
What happened to Emily’s father?
Why do you think that has affected the way she feels about the war?
Emily and Johnny talk about what she will do when her mother dies. What does her mother want her to do? What does Johnny want her to do? What does Emily want to do?
Why does Johnny come to visit Emily?
Emily says that she knows she will never she Johnny again. What do you predict will happen?
Word Wizard Read the sentences below. What does the underlined word mean?
Four years of scavenging for food. (pg. 2)