Story Analysis Of 'Because Of Anya' By Margaret Peterson

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In the story, “Because of Anya,” by Margaret Peterson Haddix, is a young girl, called Anya, which has a disease of Alopecia Areata. Alopecia Areata is a type of a disease that causes patchy hair-loss. At page #62, Anya’s wig detaches, and falls off. Anya, humiliated and speechless, rapidly snatched her wig, and ran out of the gym. The story states, “You lost your hair!” Tyler gasped. It seemed like the whole gym went dead silent after that. “It's…” Anya choked. She snatched up the wig and took off running.” After the incident, one of Anya’s classmate, Keely, decided to help Anya to feel better about herself. The resolution, at page #111, was that Keely and Stef, both donated their hair, to help children with Alopecia Areata. The statement

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