Essay Topic 1
Describe Rachel's time at Kalihi and Bishop Home. Why is she sent to these two places? What does she encounter when she first arrives in Kalihi? Describe her emotions in Kalihi. How does she feel about living at Bishop Home when she first arrives? What other characters live there? How do they impact Rachel's life?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the motif of hope. What does Rachel maintain hope for? How does she remain hopeful despite the dire circumstances she finds herself in? What does Rachel's undying hope tell the reader about her character?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the motif of religion in the novel. Is religion an important element of the story? Why or why not? Is Rachel a religious person? How does religion influence her choices in life?
Essay Topic 4
Analyze and interpret Rachel's growth as a character throughout the novel. How has she grown, and why...
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