The Lost Boy Topics for Discussion

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Describe the abuse David suffers at the hands of his mother. What is David's father's reaction?

As David finds himself in foster care, he is torn between happiness of his new life and fear of his old. How does David come to terms with the two?

Describe David's interaction with three of his foster families. Why does David say he is reluctant to bond with those families?

Why does David continue to wait for his father to visit? Why does he want his mother's attention when she comes to visit? Is David's desire for the love of his own mother unusual?

Before David goes to court the first time, he tells Ms. Gold that he made up all the details of abuse. Why does he change his story?

When David lives with the Nulls, they plan to move. What's David's first reaction? What does Mrs. Nulls say...

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