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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. This book is written from the perspective of whom?
2. Why does Mclean's stepfather contact her via computer?
3. Who drives Mclean to the hospital when her father is injured?
4. What community service project is Dave working on?
5. What did Mclean and her mother buy when they went on beach vacations before the divorce?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do the cupboards at Mclean's house reveal to David about her life and what does she tell him about her transient lifestyle?
2. How is Mclean's resistance to playing basketball again and getting to know David symbolic of Mclean's inner turmoil about her life in general?
3. Where does Mclean go after she leaves the beach house and who does she call to comfort her?
4. What options does Mclean have regarding her father's move to Hawaii?
5. Riley points out something to Mclean about making friends when she helps Mclean after she injures herself at her locker? What does Riley tell her that surprises Mclean?
6. What good comes out of Mclean's stay at the Poseidon regarding her parents' views of her?
7. What does Mclean offer to do in exchange for her mother dropping the new custody arrangement?
8. How does the author wrap up the loose ends of the story at the end?
9. What makes Mclean so upset that she takes off from the beach house in her old car?
10. Explain the nature of Mclean's relationship with her father.
Essay Topic 1
Explain Mclean's method of creating a new persona each time she enters a new school. Why does Mclean feel the need to reinvent herself with each move? What is the underlying psychological reason that Mclean creates her different identities?
Essay Topic 2
Explain Sarah Dessen's use of regionalism in the book. Cite examples of at least two different instances of regionalism and explain why the author used them where she did.
Essay Topic 3
What is the greatest lesson Mclean learns from her mother? Is it that important lessons are also painful ones? What will Mclean always recall about lessons from her mother?
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