When the grenade is about to go off in the airport, Owen is yelling at the kids to hide, and then he turns to Johnny and says something along the lines of "Now you see why my voice doesn't change?" and Johnny understood why. I don't quite get it. Can someone explain it to me>
I just finished the book a few minutes ago. At the airport, Owen says the Vietnemese children are fascinated by him, and that his voice (high-pitched) sounds like theirs, which they seem to find comforting. They obey him when he asks them to hit the ground, etc. (albeit in vietnemese).
Hope you enjoyed the book as much as I did. A lovely character study of boyhood friendship. Best, Liz