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Abadan is an Iranian border city where Mali, a good friend of the family’s, lives with her husband and children. Marjane’s mother attempts to call Mali but they get no answer. Marjane notes that after Abadan, Iranian border towns had been targeted by bombers. That night the family’s doorbell rings. They find Mali and her family at the door. Everything they own had been destroyed by the Iraqi bombers. Mali’s husband saves some expensive jewels but complains that his million-dollar home had been destroyed. Marjane says that her father does not like Mali’s husband very much because he thinks he is “too materialistic.” Marjane takes the two boys to her room to sleep and they are disappointed that Marjane does not have any toys. They tell her that they have all the Star Wars toys at home. I really would refrain from judging Mai's family. I would know nothing about their life and miseries.