Essay Topic 1
Explain the term "flashback." Describe how the author used a flashback to introduce the reader to Skelly and Jake.
Essay Topic 2
The title of the first chapter is "The Twist." Explain why this was the title and what twists occurred in the first chapter.
Essay Topic 3
The author puts a lot of emphasis on the importance of a name. Using examples from the book, describe what Jake's name meant to him, how Skelly got his name, and how Skelly changed a young boy's life by giving him a strong nickname.
Essay Topic 4
Describe Skelly's character in great detail as he was before Alzheimer's hit him.
Essay Topic 5
How does Jake see the stages of Alzheimer's? Describe Skelly's progression through the stages, backing up each stage with specifics from the book.
Essay Topic 6
Describe the inner conflict Jake struggles with as he remembers the old Skelly yet...
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