When you are in trouble and your life is at risk, the easiest way out, is to flee. Because when your family´s life depend on it, there is no boundaries to what a farther can make possible.
Leaving your home, the friends and neighbourhood you grew up in, with no idea of where you are going or if you are coming back.
To illustrate Alines problems and feelings, the text is written in a first-person narrator. This gives the readers an insight on Alines thoughts, feelings and struggles.
This is seen when we get an insight on Alines thoughts in the following quotation. “I cannot say goodbye to anyone. Not to my best friend and hopscotch buddy, Fifine, who is sleeping just across the street.