Girl Walking Backwards Topics for Discussion

Bett Williams
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Skye describes herself vaguely as "non-heterosexual" and probably bisexual. Given the events of the book, how would you characterize her sexuality? Why is it important that she describes it in this way?

Skye has two quasi-lesbian encounters in the book, with Jessica and with Lorri. Compare and contrast her relationship with the two girls.

Similarly, Skye must deal with mental illness in both Jessica and in her mother. Compare and contrast her experience, and particularly her reactions, to both cases.

Why does Skye go to see her father at the moment she does? What about his lifestyle might be appealing or unappealing to her?

Skye has several options for the future at the end of the book. In your opinion, what is she likely to do, based on her past actions? Use textual evidence to support your argument.

How do particular locations (the rave...

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