When her brother goes missing in battle, Juliet Dufresne lies about her age so that she can enlist as a nurse and search for him. As she works at a field hospital in Italy, befriending patients and staff alike, she discovers an assured sense of self.
I don't remember this scene, so I don't know if she had a good reason for this... But, just wanted to quickly note that girls should NOT hit boys unless you have a really good reason. Seriously. Carry on.