Magic or Madness Topics for Discussion
Discuss the different meanings behind the title, Magic or Madness, and how this relates to the plot and themes of the story.
Discuss the theme of friendship and trust in the story. Who trusts or mistrusts others and why? Is anyone too trusting, or is anyone too paranoid? How is friendship represented, and does it help any of the characters in the story?
How does Reason change and grow up through the course of the story? What things does she learn, and does she change her attitude or opinions about anything? Do you think she changes for the better?
Discuss the character of Jay-Tee. Do you think she is a sympathetic character? Why or why not? Do you like her? Do you think she proves herself a good friend to Reason in the end?
How does the author portray the idea that differences can be positive and that these should...