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Evie has hardly ever spoken to Drumstrings when she carves his surname into her forehead. Why do you think she did this? How would you describe her frame of mind at the time?

Toward the end of the novel, Evie tells Drum that someone held her down and carved the letters on her forehead, but Drum later questions why they were written backwards. What do you think actually happened, and why did more than one version of events emerge?

What do you think is going on with the statements Drum makes in the middle of his songs, which he cannot explain? What does this tell you about how his mind works?

How would you assess Evie's relationship with her father? How does she feel about him? Why?

David says he thinks Drum is a talented musician. How do you think David feels about himself...

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