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All the Answers by Kate Messner


Book Summary

Ava gets a little worried and nervous about things like tests. And being too crazy in public. And ropes courses in the wilderness that other kids find really fun. During her math test, she discovers that her special pencil will answer factual questions. Her best friend Sophie is thrilled - they can know everything now! Ava isn't so sure. Isn't it cheating to use a magical pencil? Is it okay if she only uses the pencil to help people?

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All the Answers

Book Review

Many readers will relate to a character who isn't full of courage. This book explores issues with multi-generational family relationships, in addition to the ethics of using a magic pencil.

Topics and Themes for this book:

  • Personal Responsibility; Ethics
  • Courage; Self-Confidence
  • School and Family Relationships
  • To Know or Not to Know

Discussion Questions for this book:

The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.

**Questions coming soon**

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