Essay Topic 1
In the beginning of Chapter 1, the reader is introduced to a scene in which a truck from Romania crashes in the Italian Alps. Examine the presence of the truck, why it crashed, and what it means to the story. Why is it important to know that the truck is from Romania? Why does the origin of the truck and cargo matter in the story? Why do you think the author chose Romania over Bosnia or some other country? What is the special appeal about eastern European girls? How might they have been contacted and coerced to make the trip?
Essay Topic 2
Chiara Brunetti is the 14-year-old daughter of Guido Brunetti and Paola Falier. Chiara and her father are very close; often play-acting although it annoys Paola. Examine Chiara's relationship with her father. How does the girl feel about having a professoressa as a mother and the...
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