The Runner Topics for Discussion

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1. Bullet was concerned that he not be "boxed in," not by his parents, his peers, his teachers, not even by his running. In what ways does he create a box for himself?

2. Bullet resents his father's dictatorial commands but does not openly defy him. Instead, he looks for ways to circumvent his orders. Why do you think Bullet does not argue with his father or openly protest his orders?

3. Bullet is admired and respected but has no friends. Why is he such a loner?

4. Bullet is an outstanding crosscountry runner, state champion for two years. Why did Voigt choose crosscountry as Bullet's sport? What other sports might have served her purposes as well?

5. The one person, besides his mother, for whom Bullet has affection is Patrice. What are the bonds that bind these two?

6. In what ways is Bullet like the "old man" he...

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