Waiting for the Rain Topics for Discussion

Sheila Gordon
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Who is Tengo? Where does he live? How is his home different from Frikkie's? Why is there such a difference? How does Tengo feel about Frikkie at the beginning of the novel? How does this change as the novel progresses? What causes this change? Do Tengo and Frikkie ever stop being friends? Explain your answer.

Who is Frikkie? What is his anticipated occupation in the future? Why does Frikkie want to pursue this occupation? Who has taught him most of the skills he needs to be successful in this career? Why? Who is Frikkie's childhood friend? How does Frikkie feel about this person? How does Frikkie feel when this friend disappears from his life? Why? What does this reaction say about Frikkie's feelings?

Why does Tengo become frustrated on the farm? What does he want answers to? Why can Tengo not find these answers? What does Tengo...

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