Shooting the Moon Topics for Discussion

Frances O'Roark Dowell
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Who is the true Jamie Dexter? Why do you think she thinks she knows everything? Do you think Jamie is right about the reason TJ sends her film to develop rather than writing her letters? What do you think happens to Jamie after TJ returns home from being a POW?

Discuss the relationship between Jamie and her father. Why do you think Jamie assumes her father likes TJ better because TJ is a boy? Why do you think Jamie continues to seek her father's approval? Is there true competition in their relationship? How does Jamie feel about the Colonel? How does the Colonel feel about Jamie? How do Jamie's feelings change after she learns the Colonel didn't sign Private Hollister's orders because Jamie asked the Colonel not to?

Discuss the relationship between Jamie and TJ. Are they just brother and sister, or do you...

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