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The Summer of the Swans Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

Betsy Byars
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Suggested Essay Topics

Consider the time period in which this novel is set. How is this time different from modern times? Would the novel be any different if it were written in modern times? Which parts would be different? Which would be the same? Is there any part of this novel that would be impossible had it been written in modern times?

Discuss the point of view of the novel. How would the novel be different if it had been written in the first person? What if it had been told from someone else's point of view? Would this change the entire story?

Research and discuss brain damage and mental impairment. How does Charlie's affliction affect the rest of his family? Is the strain his affliction caused Sara fair?

Is Summer of the Swans a typical coming of age story? Would Sara have come to the same conclusions if her...

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