Identical Topics for Discussion

Ellen Hopkins
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How does Kaeleigh Gardella manage to balance two separate yet identical personalities, in the form of Kaeleigh and Raeanne? In what ways are Kaeleigh and Raeanne alike? In what ways are they different? How does Kaeleigh benefit from her split personalities?

What clues does author Ellen Hopkins provide, throughout the novel, to the fact that Kaeleigh and Raeanne Gardella are one and the same? Are most readers likely to be shocked and saddened when Ian reveals that Raeanne died years ago in a car crash, or are they likely to feel relieved that the ugly truth has finally been revealed?

What coping mechanism(s) does each member of the Gardella family use, to avoid or numb their pain? Why is each strategy successful or not? Is it better to avoid pain or work through it?

Why does Ray Gardella abuse his daughter, Kaeleigh? Why...

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