Recommended for Readers in Grades 6 and up
2012 - Newbery Award Winner
This book is not my cup of tea, and I find it difficult to picture a student who would be a good fit for this book. I think that people who grew up during this time period, particularly in small towns, will find it to be a nostalgic treat with some dark humor. The writing in this semi-autobiographical piece is well-crafted, and this book was the Newbery winner of 2012.
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.
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