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1. It is a turning point for Bullet when he learns that Patrice is partially black. He then reverses his stand about coaching Tamer and begins to reevaluate many of his old ideas. Discuss Bullet's metamorphosis in terms of its believability.

2. What is your reaction to Bullet's death? Discuss the impact of the book without the last chapter.

3. Abigail reacts to Bullet's death by throwing the phone through the phone company's window. Why does Voigt choose to have her react in this way?

What other reactions might Abigail have had?

4. Abigail is an important character in other books of the Tillerman cycle, in which she is the grandmother of the Tillerman children. Read Dicey's Song, Sons from Afar, or Seventeen against the Dealer. Compare the portrayal of Abi gail in these books with her portrayal as Bullet's mother.

5. Read Housman's poem...

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