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Compare and contrast the characters of Will and Tarik. Include their physical appearance as well as their personalities. What characteristics cause them to become friends so quickly?

Discuss the importance of Nick Pinto to the novel. Does Danny relate to him? Why or why not? How does he influence Danny? Does he have an impact on the plot?

In the beginning of the book, the reader learns that Danny's parents have recently reconciled after a long separation and the topic comes up several times as the plot moves forward. In what circumstances does he continue to think about it? How does it affect his behavior?

Discuss Coach Ed Powers. Why does he single out Danny as his favorite kid to pick on? What makes him a good coach? What makes him a poor coach? Do you think the outcome of the championship is satisfying...

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