Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1 | Chapter 2)
Conrad is introduced as a character who feels the need to maintain routine but struggles with everyday tasks. This lesson will explore the technique used by the author to introduce Conrad to the reader.
1. Class discussion: Conrad is a teenager who has trouble getting up in the morning and thinks that life can be summed up like a bumper sticker. Are these elements of Conrad's personality typical of a teenager? In what ways is Conrad different from a typical teenager?
2. Group assignment: How is Conrad introduced in a way that is easy to identify with for the reader? Would readers of all age groups be able to identify with Conrad? Create an advertisement for the book based on how easy it is for the reader to relate to Conrad. Write one paragraph describing the reasoning behind the advertisement.
3. Writing assignment: Why does Guest introduce Conrad...
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