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What does the idea of jumping signify? How do the characters "jump" in this book emotionally? Are there any types of jumps beside the Nail? Who takes the biggest emotional jump?

What does the drowned girl symbolize? Who is she? Why does Elisa choose to see a drowned girl and not a drowned boy? The drowned girl is in the Deep, so what does the Deep symbolize?

What does this book say about abuse? How are relationships portrayed? Who has a healthy relationship and who does not? Do Dru and Mike have a healthy relationship? Explain why or why not.

How is money represented in the book? Does it matter? Does Mom have a point that marrying a rich boy will be a nice, easy life? How does Dru view the upper class and money?

Dru feels left out amongst her peers. Who else...

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