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1. The title What Jamie Saw literally reflects the viewpoint of the novel since the reader sees events and characters entirely through the eyes of a nineyear-old boy. Sometimes Jamie does not really understand what is going on. Write reports on the events as they might have been told by Mrs. Desrochers, Earl, or Jamie's mother. Note what things they would mention that Jamie does not and what elements they might omit?

2. Research the subject of child abuse.

What are some causes of child abuse?

What organizations try to prevent child abuse? Where can children and parents seek help in avoiding child abuse?

3. What Jamie Saw is written in a style called stream-of-consciousness, which follows the thoughts of the main character throughout the story. Other authors who favor this approach are Robert Cormier, Norma Fox Mazer, and Michael Cadnum. Select a work by one of these...

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