Essay Topic 1
How does the author use setting in the novel? What significant role does setting have in Margaret's story?
Essay Topic 2
Why might Barbara Simon not fit in with the other women on Mockingbird Lane? What might her life have been like in New York? How is her new life different?
Essay Topic 3
Why did Herb and Barbara Simon elope? How did this decision impact their religious views? Why are they adamant about Margaret choosing a religion when she is an adult?
Essay Topic 4
Why might Nancy want to be part of a secret club? Why does she care so much about body and religious issues? What does Nancy value?
Essay Topic 5
How is a club like a religion? How are they different? How do these organizations give one a sense of belonging?
Essay Topic 6
Margaret lived in New York for 11 years, and no one ever asked...
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