Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-5)
Fade Away by Harlan Coben is the story of Myron Bolitar's investigation of the mysterious disappearance of his friend and rival Greg Downing, a professional basketball player. Myron is a sports agent, lawyer, and private investigator and was on his way to becoming a professional basketball player until a knee injury ruined his fledgling pro career. This lesson will discuss the character of Myron and his role as the protagonist of the novel.
1. Group Project: Divide the class into small groups. Have each group compile a list of character traits and known facts about Myron Bolitar. Ask the groups to put a plus beside any physical traits or facts about his appearance on their lists. Ask the groups to put an asterisk beside any emotional traits on their lists. Have the groups share their lists with the rest of the class.
2. Class Discussion: What is...
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