Essay Topic 1
Describe Thad Roberts. What was his inspiration? Why did he want to become an astronaut? What were the steps Thad took to pursue his dream?
Essay Topic 2
The author uses several examples of flashback in the book. Give at least three examples of this technique, how they were used and the effectiveness of each.
Essay Topic 3
The book was written in the third person point of view. Discuss how the tone of the book may have been different if it had been written in first person. Choose a selection from the book and rewrite it in first person through Thad's point of view.
Essay Topic 4
Discuss Thad's upbringing in the Mormon culture. Why was it different than the upbringing of some of Thad's peers? What other person in the book was Mormon? What obstacle threatened Thad's Mormon faith?
Essay Topic 5
Discuss Thad's relationship with his parents...
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