White Oleander Topics for Discussion

Janet Fitch
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Analyze Ingrid Magnussen and discuss her influence on Astrid.

Does Ingrid really love her daughter? Why or why not? Discuss your reasons and provide examples.

Research and discuss the current foster care system in the U.S. What are the criteria for becoming foster parents? How could people like Starr or Amelia have been approved as foster mothers?

Think about Starr and Davey. Does he have a better chance without his mother? On the other hand, despite all her faults, would it have been better for him to stay with her?

Discuss Ingrid's followers. Why are some people so fascinated by jailed celebrities?

Discuss who has the most positive influence on Astrid.

Excluding Ingrid, discuss who has the most negative influence on Astrid.

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