The role of the family in this book is a complicated one, however, that could be said for all families in some respect.
Part 1: How do you think family is defined in this story? What makes up a family?
Part 2: Are there any characters in this story who support a healthy family relationship? Who? Why? If not, why not?
Part 3: Do you think the family could have changed their unhealthy ways? Why or why not?
Larry is a character that the reader hates from the start, and yet, one cannot help but also feel some pity for him and for his situation.
Part 1: Do you think Larry is an inherently bad person? Why or why not?
Part 2: Had the girls' Mom not died, do you think Larry would have been a different person? Why or why not?
Part 3: Do you think Larry realizes just how awful he has...
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