Essay Topic 1
Describe the relationship between Astrid and Ingrid in the beginning of the novel. Why do you think they interact certain ways? How do they feel about each other?
Essay Topic 2
What similarities can be seen in both Ingrid and Astrid? What are the main differences between these characters? What about their circumstances?
Essay Topic 3
Describe Ingrid. What do other characters say about her? Are these things true? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 4
Compare the mothers that Astrid faces in her life. Which of them would you consider good mothers? What about bad mothers and people in general? Why?
Essay Topic 5
What role does Ray play in Astrid's life? Does he manipulate her? Does he love her? Does he hurt her or help her?
Essay Topic 6
What events push Astrid to take part in risky and destructive behaviors? What does this tell us about Astrid's development...
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