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Discuss the challenges an adult male author might face in writing a story from the point of view of a nine-year-old girl.

Do you believe the "wasp-god" actually existed in the story, or was it a symptom of Trisha's pneumonia-induced fever? Explain your position.

Given the context of Trisha's family situation, discuss the symbolism of her becoming lost in the woods.

Of all the things Trisha did right to assist her own survival, which do you think was most important and why?

What inner resources did Trisha display which helped to keep her alive?

The Subaudible represents Larry McFarland's weak faith in God. What do you think the author was trying to communicate at the end of the novel when Trisha realizes that the wasp-thing is the real Subaudible?

What do you believe motivates Quilla Anderson to continue taking her children on weekend outings despite the fact...

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