This book is an autobiographical account of Alice Seabold's rape as young woman. Find an interview with the author about the book, and read the transcript or watch it with the class. Then have a discussion on the nature of autobiography and relating a very personal experience with the public.
Write down events from the book, general or specific. Cut the paper into strips with each event separate, and have the students draw them out of a hat. Then draw a long line on the chalkboard. Have the students come up, one by one, and place their event where they think it should be. As a class, go over the timeline and discuss any errors/disagreements.
Have the students choose a person in the book and write a monologue from the point of view of that character. Have volunteers read theirs aloud. Encourage...
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