Amy Hempel’s story was a bit interesting. I really enjoyed how the story started off with dialog and the dialog continued throughout the story. However, I felt like the story bounced around so much I couldn’t honestly say what the story is about. The types of things that I wanted to know as the reader I felt like I had to fill in with my own thoughts. To me the beginning of this story kind of confused me because I couldn’t understand why the story about the little boy who I’m assuming committed suicide coincided with why the father decided to hang out with his children for the day. Although I was confused by this story at some parts I really thought whatever I did understand was written very well.