Dreamland Topics for Discussion

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1. Have there been times that you have felt that you do not quite belong? What have you done to change or understand this feeling?

2. How much of an influence did Caitlin's sister Cass have on Caitlin's life choices by running away? How might Caitlin's life have been different had Cass stayed home for the rest of the summer and then gone to Yale?

3. What is the significance of Caitlin's family's neighbors—and best friends— to Caitlin's life?

4. Characterize Rogerson Biscoe. Do you feel any sense of compassion for him?

Why or why not?

5. What is the significance of dreams to Caitlin's waking life?

6. How does Caitlin use her journal to work through or deal with her problems?

7. Caitlin chooses not to speak with anyone about how Rogerson is both physically and verbally abusing her. Why do you think that is and who do you think she might...

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