This plot took place during the Civil War. How did this historic event shape the main characters in the book?
How does Tom's relationship with Katie change over the course of the plot? What causes these changes, and what significance does this have to the outcome of the book?
This book takes place in different settings. Describe some of these settings and how they affected the course of the plot. Why might Carol Ryrie Brink have chosen these particular places for this plot to take place?
How does Johnny choose to raise Caddie and why? How does this decision affect the course of the plot?
Warren and Tom are two characters who are very similar in their natures but are markedly different in other ways. Use some examples from the text to compare and contrast these two dynamic characters.
Power and greed are two common themes in this...
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