Essay Topic 1
How is grief a theme in the story? How does the author achieve a tone that allows grief to be a theme?
Essay Topic 2
How does Davey change from the beginning of the story to the end? How does she feel about it? Which of the other characters in the story are dynamic? Which are static, and how?
Essay Topic 3
How are Davey and Wolf alike? How are they different? Why do they have such a profound connection?
Essay Topic 4
Compare Atlantic City, Santa Fe, and Los Alamos to each other, using Davey's thoughts on each city.
Essay Topic 5
Why is Davey's first-person perspective important in developing the story?
Essay Topic 6
Why is setting significant to the story? How does setting play a role in Davey's recovery from grief?
Essay Topic 7
What sub-plots are present in the story? What role do they play in Davey's story...
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