Essay Topic 1
Discuss what Reuben and Swede believe about miracles using examples from the novel.
Essay Topic 2
Reuben came into the world in a rather dramatic manner. Discuss why Reuben began life in a dangerous and romantic manner. Support your statements with examples and quotes from the book.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the troubles between the Land family and Israel and Tommy and how they escalate. Support your statements with examples and quotes from the book.
Essay Topic 4
Discuss how Reuben's asthma makes him feel, how he deals with the asthma, and how the asthma is treated.