Essay Topic 1
Discuss Daniel and Kathy's parenting techniques. What kinds of techniques did they engage in that would be considered not only cruel but also child abuse? Did they have a good reason for this treatment? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast Anson and Mitch. How are they similar? How are they different? What had their parents succeeded in doing to Anson but failed to do in Mitch? How is this reflected in their characters?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss Anson's betrayal of Mitch. How did Koontz set the reader up to take this information, and how did the reader react to Anson's order of the hit on Mitch? What specific things led the reader to seriously believe Mitch was going to gain some aid from his brother?
Essay Topic 4
Compare and contrast Mitch and Iggy's views on marriage. Which character's view do you most identify with...
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