As I was researching some information about the novel, I stumbled across this video of the author talking about why he wrote this novel. He gives specific details as to what inspired the story line. I’m sure there are numerous news stories and images that we can find that correlate with what he is talking about in this video. This website also has other resources we can use for the other required sections of the website. It even has the songs that are discussed, which would be really neat to include.