“Pax” by Sara Pennypacker, tells the story of a boy named Peter and his best friend, a fox named Pax. When Peter’s father volunteers to go to war, Peter must give up the fox he has raised since it was a kit . Peter wars with himself as he feels guilty for abandoning his friend. However, at the same time, he is afraid to stand up to his father’s anger. When he decides to find Pax, Peter goes on a journey to rescue his friend. His mission leads him to recognize and accept his own feelings of anger.

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