• Zlata Filipovic returned to school after not seeing her friends since the beginning of summer break.
• Filipovic and her friends shared stories about their summers.
• Filipovic continued to take piano and tennis lessons.
• Filipovic's family spent several weekends at their farm house in Crnotina.
• When the war began to breakout, Filipovic's father was called into the police reserves.
• Filipovic suggested the chances of war were nearly "impossible."
• War broke out in Dubrovnik where Srdjan, a family friend, lived.
• Filipovic was suffering from a sinus infection and eventually went to the doctor for antibiotics.
• The Filipovic family celebrated the traditional Christmas with a tree, decorations, and presents as the war loomed.
• Filipovic enjoyed American culture by watching MTV and American movies like Top Gun and The Witches of Eastwick.
• Filipovic described how going to Jahorina skiing and sledding brought up her spirits.
• Filipovic and her family struggled with illness and had...
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