Essay Topic 1
Ralph's death from Reye's Syndrome caused a big shake up in the lives of Ralph's family, eventually even leading to divorce. How can Ralph's death be viewed as a foreshadowing event for both Frank and X? Be sure to include details and examples from the story to defend your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Different people handle situations and feelings differently. How do Frank and X each handle their fear of commitment throughout the story? Compare and contrast using specific examples and details from the story.
Essay Topic 3
There are several characters in this book who seem to have no direction in their life. Students will choose one of the following characters from the book; Frank, Walter, or X. Students will then write about how the book details or shows this character has no direction in their life and how they are lost in a quiet despair.
Essay Topic 4
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