I believe the message in my memoir was, "the grass is always greener on the other side". This family has had a tough time in the memoir. with there being meny miscarages, siblings dying, and war. Bobo always tried to look up to the happy things, putting humor into the book. She new there was going to be a happy ending, and she waited for it. I really felt bad that she had to go throught that.
The Author wrote this book because she wanted to tell an amazing story of her childhood. in America today we take stuff for granted, we dont know what its like living every day worring that our front yards are going to blow up, like she did.
Mum says, "Don't come creeping into our room at night."
They sleep with loaded guns beside them on the bedside rugs.
She says, "Don't startle us when we're sleeping."
"We might shoot you."
This was the beggining of the book, it really set the secne that this was going to be a serious book. This qoute also made the tone of the book very sadding. Through out the book the tone came back because the book had meny sad parts in it. but also meny funny parts too.