The Year of Secret Assignments Topics for Discussion

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Many of the characters in the novel are guilty of petty crimes and cruel pranks. Choose two examples from the novel and compare/contrast the consequences on the characters' lives. Do you think punishment was handed out fairly amongst the teenagers? Why or why not? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

Lydia, Cassie, and Emily's mothers each have a different definition of truth. First, define each mother's definition and describe what it says about their parenting style. In your opinion, which definition is best? Which definition most corresponds to the novel's themes? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

In Chapter 27, Cassie claims, "I don't know about letters. Maybe talking is better" (Page 262). What advantages / disadvantages occur as the teens get to know each other through letters rather than talking? Do you think the...

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