Essay Topic 1
Discuss the career of the author, Jack Gantos. For what popular children's series is Gantos well-known? What awards has the author won for his writing? When was Hole in My Life published and what impact did it have on Gantos's career?
Essay Topic 2
Describe and discuss the setting of Gantos' childhood in Pennsylvania and Florida. Where in each state did Gantos live? When did his family move to Florida? How does Gantos describe his family life and his father's business? How did Gantos feel about his father?
Essay Topic 3
Describe Jack Gantos' life with the Bacon family. Why did Gantos move in with the Bacons? What business did the Bacons run from their home? How did the Bacon family feel about Gantos? What caused him to be kicked out?
Essay Topic 4
Discuss the author's methods of approaching writing through journals. Jack Gantos developed a journal with...
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