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The Summer of the Swans Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

Betsy Byars
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Topics for Discussion

1. What are Sara's memories of her father? Where does he live? Why do you think Sara's father does not come to rescue Charlie?

2. Why does Sara hold a grudge against Joe Melby? Is she justified in doing this?

3. Does Sara apologize to Joe? How does she convey her forgiveness?

4. Do you like Aunt Willie? Why does Aunt Willie regret not sewing on Charlie's button? Why does she call the television "a devil"?

5. Can you cite uses of imagery that intensify the story?

6. Why does Charlie's watch play such an, important part in the story? Why is Charlie so attracted to the swans?

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