Kira-Kira Topics for Discussion

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Discuss how it would change the tone of the novel if instead of being written in the first person through the character of Katie it were written in the third person omniscient or through the first person of Lynn, Mother, or Uncle Katsuhisa.

How would the novel be different if instead of being set in the 1950-1960's, it were set in modern times? Would Katie and Lynn's relationship be different if the parents were able to keep their grocery store open and work regular hours?

Discuss the decision of the parents not to tell Katie the nature of Lynn's illness. Why don't they tell her? How would it change the story if they told her in the beginning? Would it change the way Katie relates to Lynn during the early stages of the disease?

Why does Katie steal the nail polish? Is it wrong? Should her...

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