In Deborah Wiles’ Revolution, I have chosen a scene in Chapter 2 where Sunny and Gillette are swimming around an outdoor community pool. It was at night when they sneaked in, meaning the pool was already closed to the public. Sunny’s weakness is that she usually keeps her thoughts to herself instead of speaking aloud. In 1964, especially her current household, it was also considered extremely disrespectful to talk back to any elders. The town of Greenwood, Mississippi is being “invaded” by African-Americans, who are almost a new species to Sunny. The current “rumors” about the African-Americans coming to her hometown causes her to immediately yell “It’s the invaders! We’ve got to get out of here! Hide!” when the two of them discover a person in the pool at night (49). Sunny’s father recently brought home another family, consisting of Annabelle (stepmother), Gillette (stepbrother), and Audrey (stepsister). Sunny fears they will become her forever family and just wishes her mother could return from her “adventure”. While swimming, Sunny’s external conflict occurs when she unintentionally exposes her and Gillette’s location by screaming. This provokes the urge for the boy to scramble out of the pool and run. Unfortunately for Sunny and Gillette, they are caught by Deputy Davis. He then proceeds to interrogate them, but Gillette is able to talk their way out of a punishment. On their way home, Sunny persistently asks Gillette about the boy. He eventually gives in, stating, “Sunny, it was a colored boy” (52). So far in the novel, Sunny’s character development is quite realistic. After the pool encounter with a colored boy, which I would consider as an inciting incident, she is immediately impacted. Realizing how real and sudden this invasion is becoming, Sunny finds the entire town feeling unsettled. The values from 1964 in Mississippi are most definitely different from the current values in 2018. Therefore, I cannot judge Sunny and how she responds to the invasion of colored people. I have only read a third of the novel so far, but regarding the first third I’ve read, I do not believe Sunny is someone we should emulate. Personally, there aren’t many ways I can connect to Sunny in this particular scene. However, it is easier for me to relate to Sunny internally. I know how difficult it can be to suddenly be in the same room with strangers and have to slowly come to trust them and call them friends/family. Like Sunny, sometimes my solution is to deny it even happening, hoping it’s unreal or just a rumor. Unfortunately, this usually is not the best approach to big changes in our lives. To be honest, I might have approached these conflicts in the same manner. I am naturally a more introverted and cautious person. In this novel, I hope that Sunny can overcome her fear of drastic changes and instead of avoiding them, she will learn to handle them with confidence and bravery.