While reading chapter 8, I had made a huge connection with one of my favorite books, Number the Stars. That novel was always so intriguing and showed how difficult the World War ll was, deepening my understanding of it.
During chapter 8, the Red guards have to search houses for Four Olds. Ji-li’s mother and father burned all the photos of their family that they owned. However, the Red Guards found a knife in the trash, along with some of their suspicious burnt photos.
This chapter made me connect with a part in Number the Stars, by Louis Lowry, where the Nazi soldiers searched their house, and then their boat, which was where they were keeping the Jewish people. When they searched the house, they seemed very suspicious, reminding me of the chapter I recently read in Red Scarf Girl. Though, when they search the boat, Annemarie (the girl who is helping hide the Jews) places a package on the boat that contained a special ingredient which kept the dogs from finding the hidden people.
In both these events, many people were lost, they both consisted of a leader, the leaders 'helpers' (Red Guards, Nazi soldiers), and obviously, these two events and the type that cause people disgust at the thought of it.