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1. Initially, Rachel and her grandfather resist the idea of developing a close relationship. What leads them to take an interest in each other? Is either one of them primarily responsible for fostering the relationship?

2. Why is Rachel irritated when her parents take an interest in what she is doing? Is her anger justified? Should she be so bothered by the nickname "Mouse" her father has given her?

3. Should Rachel have expressed her irritation with her parents? How could she have done so without hurting their feelings?

4. What could Rachel's parents have done to maintain closer relationships with Philip and Jeremy?

5. No one informs Izzy Shapiro that he has only a few months left to live. Do you agree with this decision, or should Izzy have been informed?

6. Will Rachel continue to write long letters to Jeremy after her grandfather dies? Why or why not?

7. Why does Rachel...

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