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1. How do the epigraphs from Chief Seattle and Sharon Butala influence your reading of the novel?

2. Both Alex and Lonny have lost a parent; compare how they deal with their grief.

3. Why is it that Alex and her mother cannot talk about her father? What impact does this have on Alex?

4. Discuss the relationship between Alex and Peter. Why, if they are attracted to one another, do they not go out together? What makes Peter go out with Serena?

5. Lonny knows his mother died of a weak heart, yet he still feels responsible for her death. What makes him feel this way? Is her ghost punishing him?

6. Discuss how Alex's visions develop.

What is her grandfather's spirit trying to teach her?

7. Compare the father figures in the novel: Earl McKay, Alex's grandfather, and Lonny's step-father. What do these men's relationships with Alex and Lonny...

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