1. Describe what Francesca looks like when the story begins.
Francesca describes herself as a monster, at five-foot-four, weighing ninety-eight pounds at the start of the story.
2. From whom does Francesca get the advice to become thin and firm in order to look better?
Francesca gets the advice to become thin and firm from her ballet instructor, Madame, in order to become a world class ballerina.
3. What does Francesca do after ballet class when the rest of the girls want to go get burgers to eat?
Francesca decides to not get something to eat with the girls and walks thirty blocks home instead.
4. What does the letter that Grace receives from Susanna have to say about her future plans?
Susanna tells her mother in the letter that she may be moving from her current commune into another commune.
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