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Rats Saw God Discussion Questions

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The novel portrays a large number of characters that use drugs such as marijuana. The novel also portrays widespread alcohol consumption among teenagers. Are these portrayals accurate? Do they glamorize illegal drugs and alcohol? What are the reasons the characters use drugs? What are the consequences of drug and alcohol use?

The novel portrays several characters who engage in pre-marital sex including Steve, who has sexual relations with two fellow students, and Dub who has sex with Steve and, later, with one of her high school teachers. What are the reasons the characters engage in sexual activities with each other? Are the characters responsible in their sexual activities? What are the consequences of pre-marital sex?

Alan York is a famous astronaut and constantly receives public adulation for his overwhelming achievements. Steve feels that he must grow up in the shadow of his father. Allison Kimble's father is...

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