Birthmarked Topics for Discussion

Caragh M. O'Brien
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Discuss the setting of the novel. When is it set? Why do Gaia's family and her neighbors not have electricity or running water? How does this separate Gaia and her neighbors from those living in the Enclave? What other differences are there between those on the outside of the wall and those inside the Enclave? What explains these differences? How does this compare to the modern separation of the classes?

Who is Gaia Stone? What does she do for a living? Why? What is unusual about this profession? Who taught Gaia her profession? For what reason? What other professional choices did Gaia have? Why did she choose to be this one particular profession? How has it impacted her life?

Who is Bonnie Stone? Why is she arrested at the beginning of the novel? What does the Enclave believe she has done? Is this a...

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