It's 1962, and it seems everyone is living in fear. Twelve-year-old Franny Chapman lives with her family in Washington, DC, during the days surrounding the Cuban Missile Crisis. Amidst the pervasive threat of nuclear war, Franny must face the tension between herself and her younger brother,... read more
“A hero can be afraid, but a hero never runs away.”Uncle Otts
“It's not the calamity that's the hard part. It's figuring out how to love one another through it - that's the hard part. Or maybe that's the easy part. I don't know yet.”Franny Chapman
“The secret of not being afraid is figuring out what scares you”Franny Chapman
“Every atom in my body is alive and tingling with a delicious feeling I can't describe. It's beyond fear. It is, in this moment...bliss. And knowledge, because I know something, in this moment, that I may never know again: In this moment, I am afraid of nothing.”Franny Chapman
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