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When We Were Orphans Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

What words would you use to describe Christopher?

Explain the dynamic between Christopher and Sarah.

Throughout the book, minor characters appear that make stray comments about the image they have of Christopher as a youth. Why do these comments upset Christopher?

Why is it that Christopher is unable to solve the mystery of his parents, despite his evident ability to solve other more difficult ones?

Jennifer's suicide attempt is insinuated towards the end of the book. Christopher's description of her as a girl does not prepare us for this. Do you think this shows a blindness, on Christopher's part, or a change that had occurred in Jennifer? Explain.

Do you agree with Christopher when he explains his life on pg. 335-336, "But for those like us, our fate is to face the world as orphans, chasing through long years the shadows of vanished parents"? Why or why...

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