A Place in the Woods Topics for Discussion

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If the Hoovers had not bought the summer home, how might the story be different?

The narrator claims that Adrian has no love of mice. If this is true, why is he willing to help the ailing Mrs. Mouse?

Compare and contrast the Hoovers and the Petersons. How are they different? In what ways are they the same?

The Hoovers decide to feed the woodland animals. Is this a wise decision? Why or why not?

If the Hoovers wish to get away from civilization, why don't they hunt, trap or fish for their food?

Suppose the Hoovers had not shown hospitality to the hungry trapper. How might the story be different?

At the end of the novel, the Hoovers realize that something has ended and that something else has begun. What does this refer to it? What has ended? What has begun?

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