Everything you need to understand or teach Lost Boys by Orson Scott Card.
The two major themes of Lost Boys dovetail: The corporate world has a deleterious effect on family life, separating the corporate parent from family life in a world where two parent families are not only an ideal but a necessity. Religious faith is also a necessity in building a stable family life. DeAnne and Step Fletcher are conscientious parents, aware of their children's physical, psychological, and spiritual needs.
They are also good mates, respectful of one another's needs and views. Step wants desperately to provide a safe and comfortable life for his family. The catch is that to provide financial security, Step must absent himself from the family for long hours, missing important milestones as well as mealtimes.
This throws the burden of parenting three small children directly on DeAnne. Step sees his wife struggle through a difficult pregnancy while trying to maintain a home life for her...