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1. Why is Lulu characterized as Lazarus? Why does she dislike being called Lazarus?

2. In what ways did Lulu die during the novel?

3. Is John Paul actually responsible for the collapse of the balcony?

4. Is In the Middle of the Night more suited to grownup readers than young ones?

5. Is Denny Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde? 6. Should Denny be made to suffer for what his father may have done?

7. How would you feel about John Paul if one of your close relatives had died when the balcony collapsed.

Would you be satisfied with the investigation into his involvement in the tragedy?

8. Igniting the matchbook was stupid. Dropping the matchbook where it could start a fire was also stupid.

Should John Paul be punished for stupidity? Should anyone be punished for stupidity?

9. Why does Denny not help Hanson when he sees Hanson being beaten up?

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