Jim the Boy: A Novel Topics for Discussion
Describe the young Jim Glass. What kind of character is he? Is he likeable? Is he believable? If you lived during this time, would you likely be his friend? Why or why not?
Who is Penn Carson? How does he meet Jim? Describe how the boys feel about each other as the story opens. How does that change over the course of the story? Why does it change? What do you believe will be their relationship over the next few years?
Describe the three uncles. What are their jobs? What are their roles in Jim's life? What kind of people are they? How does Jim feel about them?
What happened to Jim's father? What effect has this had on Jim's life? What is the theory Uncle Al has about the death of Jim's father?
Who is Cissy? What kind of character is she? What does she consider...