This book really amazed me because you don’t realize how invested you are becoming in the book until you just can’t go to sleep until you see what happens. Real life would happen a lot like it does in this book. When you are under stress, your mind is not your own. After hurricane katrina out house flooded for hurricane rita, and I know a lot of people that did things they regret. this book reminded me of that kind of a situation. They are under stress because of the war, but it was a lot of hard work after the hurricane also and the men had to go back to work, people were living with others that they don’t usually live with.