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1. Trace the major events in the novel and explain their effects on Rachel's developing maturity.

2. List five adjectives that describe Rachel's characteristics at the beginning of the novel. Support your choice of adjectives with events from the story.

3. Research the causes, symptoms, and possible cures for asbestosis. Does Mazer accurately describe Izzy's struggle with this disease?

4. Contrast the marriages of Rachel's parents and her grandparents with marriages described in another novel you have read recently. How are they different? What do you think causes these differences?

5. Assume that you are Rachel Cooper's close friend. Write a letter to Rachel's parents explaining the tension between Rachel and her family, and explaining how Rachel can be so annoyed with her parents even though she loves them. Suggest ways that her parents can help Rachel feel more comfortable with their expressions of affection.

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