The Lunch Box
The Lunch Box is about a grandma who tells her grandchildren a story of her family during World War II. In her story most of her family, including her husband, were sent off to war. She had 2 sons. One was Shingeru and the other was Yatsuh. They both knocked down the houses during World War II to help prevent fires from bombs. Shingeru started knocking down houses when he entered junior high.
A few days after he started he was bombed. It happened August 6th, with a giant flash. That day Shingeru had wanted to eat his lunch so bad, but it wasnít a tasty lunch. When he was off to knock down houses he was blown away by the Atomic Bomb. He didnít come home that night. The next day the grandmother went to look for her son. She thought she heard a faint voice saying mother. She turned around and saw her sonís lunchbox. She checked the lunch box for her sons name. After looking at it for a while she found her sonís name on it.
This is the actual picture of a burned out lunch box of a thirteen year old
boy who died in the bombing. The lunch he never ate was carbonized.
Picture used with permission from The Spirit of Hiroshima
These are my feelings throughout the book. I thought this book was very sad
towards the ending and had its sad parts. It told its points very well. It was a
very short book. You can read it quickly and understand a lot about the bomb
dropped on Hiroshima. It also tells about its devastation a bomb can do.
|Copyright Thinkquest Junior Team J0111422 March 13, 2001|