Chapter thirteen is my favorite because when grandpa dies they stick together and stay united. Not only do they bury him but they have the preacher say a few words just like every passed relative which means a lot even though it is done without a full blown funeral, but they did what they could. Following what they were set out to do they continue on there way to California to make a living again and live the American dream of owning a home.
"Grandpa seemed to be struggling; all his muscles twitched. and suddenly he jarred as though under a heavy blow. He lay still and his breath was stopped." this is such a realistic live event that it really makes the book come alive and show how terrible things can happen at the worst time but you have to keep on going on no matter how hard it is.