On this page there are 4 main themes in the book. They are never giving up, staying strong, having faith in yourself and saying goodbye. All the themes are life lessons that you should never forget.
Never Give Up
Never give up is one of the themes because in this book Kira is now left all alone, with a crippled leg and everyone hates her.They were going to kill her and take her home. But, she never gave up and took it to court. Even though everyone in the town except for one person; Matt hated her. Since she never gave up they didn't kill her. On page 14 Kirs says "Stop it,those are mine!"Vamdara,a person who trying to kill her, trys to steel her flowers from the garden that her mom planted and loved. They were the only thing she had left of her moms, so she stood up for herself. She wasnt going to give up yet.
Stay strong is another theme because imagine you are about a 12 years old girl and don't really have any money, and to make it worse your mother died and you have no father. Also your house was burned down, so you have nothing left of yours. It's hard; Kira's mom died in front of her. She knew if she just sat there and cried about how bad her life was, it would get worse or she would die. So she stayed strong and moved on.Kiras mom says this,"You are stronger then those who have none",this has kept kira going.It was stated on page 23. On page 18 Kira says,"I survived because of my srength" Kira stated this to Vandara. Also she clearly states "because of my strength". Since she said this it proves that she strong and she built up the courage to say this to vandara's face.
Have faith in yourself
To have faith in your self is another theme because this young girl doesnt have anyone who has faith in her. So if she doesnt have faith in herself she will have no life and will be deppressed. Also if you dont have faith you will just sit there and maybe starve, freeze, or dehidrate because you dont have faith in yourself, so you will be depressed if you didn't have faith, but this young girl, Kira learned to have faith.
In the end of the book Kira has to make a decision. Her father invites her to come with her to his village. Kira thought it would be great but she says no, because she has friends she couldn't let go of where she lived now. Even though she just met her father it was tough to say goodbye because she wanted to get to know him. When she finally found him she couldn't have him. This is a very hard thing to do, but if you love something let it free. On page 214 and 215 Kira decides to stay with her friends, even though she just met her father she wants to stay with her friends that she has known and loved longer than him since she just met him.It was very hard for Kira to make this decision, but she is proud of it.