- Ereth teaching himself to smile in order to mourn Poppy's apparent death is oddly funny, heartwarming, and tear jerking all at once.
- The book ending on Rye's last poem.
- When Ereth thinks he is about to be killed by Marty.
Ereth: Goodbye, Poppy! Farewell, kits!
- Seeing Ereth of all characters completely terrified and desperate is heartbreaking.
- Tumble lashing out at Ereth and making him go away.