Night of the Whale Topics for Discussion

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1. Mouse equates maturity with physical prowess. Why is this an indication of his immaturity?

2. Lauren is initially shown as being vain and shallow. She is especially upset about the idea that her friends might discover that Paul has dumped her. Yet she ends up being admirable.

What happens to her to cause the change in Mouse's and the reader's view of her?

3. Is the most admirable character in the novel Wags? Why?

4. The book's title as well as the last third of the book center on the attempt to rescue the whales. Should the people attempt to rescue them, or should they do what Hacksaw wants?

5. At the end of the novel, Digger will stay to help take care of the surviving calf. Yet Sandy has not yet told him that the calf has very little, if any, chance of surviving. Should she tell him at once...

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Night of the Whale from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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