Essay Topic 1
In Chapter 3, Alex considers rules and the structure they impose. Discuss rules and Alex's feelings about rules.
Essay Topic 2
In Chapter 3, Alex goes to Yankee Stadium to try to find his mother. Discuss the trip to Yankee Stadium and Alex's feelings about the trip.
Essay Topic 3
At the end of Chapter 4, Alex realizes that the future he dreamed of no longer matters. Compare and contrast the future Alex dreamed of before the disaster and the future he sees after the disaster.
Essay Topic 4
In Chapter 5, the Morales children have theories about why their mother hasn't called. Discuss these reasons.
Essay Topic 5
In Chapter 5, Bri is invited to live in a convent in upstate New York. Compare how Alex, Bri, and Julie feel about the invitation.
Essay Topic 6
In Chapter 6, Alex and Julie are able to stretch their dwindling food supplies...
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