Essay Topic 1
The novel takes place in war-torn German/Prussia. How does the setting serve as a backdrop for the characters, evoke feelings, and set the tone in the book?
Essay Topic 2
Sepetys uses foreshadowing throughout the novel. How does the author use foreshadowing to build suspense and tension in the novel?
Essay Topic 3
Florian’s father told him that he was a traitor. Why did Florian’s father tell him that he was a traitor, and in what way was Florian a traitor?
Essay Topic 4
There are several references to birth in the novel. How does the author develop the theme of birth and the ability of birth to take place even in difficult situations?
Essay Topic 5
Emilia comes to see her child as a symbol of hope and a future. How does Halinka represent hope and a future?
Essay Topic 6
Alfred subscribed wholeheartedly to Hitler’s...
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