Essay Topic 1
What lie did Stephanie tell Mrs. Pease? Why did she need to tell it? What did Stephanie learn about Maxine through her home? What things would suggest that Maxine left in a hurry? Why didn't Stephanie encourage Mrs. Pease about the cops and calling them to make sure Maxine was safe?
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast Stephanie and Joyce. What kind of people are they? Where do their moral scruples lie? Who would you rather meet on the street?
Essay Topic 3
Using Stephanie's descriptions, compare the cities mentioned in Chapter 7. How do these places differ? How do their patrons and tourists differ? Which is most well known to you? Why do you think this is?
Essay Topic 4
What kind of person is Grandma Mazur? Create a personality profile and compare and contrast her to any other character you choose in the book.
Essay Topic 5
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