79 pages 2 hours read

Alan Gratz

Two Degrees

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2022

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Part 6, Chapters 78-103Chapter Summaries & Analyses

Part 6: “The Sierra Nevada, California”-Part 6: “Miami, Florida”

Part 6, Chapter 78 Summary: “Home”

Akira finds her house, but the fire is right behind her. Inside, she finds that her parents and sister are all alive, but her dad can barely breathe from smoke inhalation. Despite what he has seen, he is still convinced that the fire will not burn their house and does not want to leave.

Part 6, Chapter 79 Summary: “Blinders”

Akira’s mom eventually convinces Lars to leave the house, but the cars are already on fire. They go to the horse pen but cannot grab the frantic Dodger and Elwood. Akira runs into the burning barn to grab blinders, hoping that if the horses can’t see as much fire they will calm down.

Part 6, Chapter 80 Summary: “Thousand-Pound Scaredy-Cats”

Akira struggles to put the blinders on Dodger as he flails in fear, his eyes darting between the fire quickly surrounding them. The house catches on fire, and she knows she has to act quickly, or they will all die.