Recommended for Readers
in Grades 4 and up
Both girls have compelling stories, so the book is fast-paced. The only trouble with the alternating perspectives is that every time one chapter ends, there is momentary irritation at not being able to continue with that story. Many students will relate to Felicia's struggles as the new person at school, missing friends from her old city and learning to fit in to new clubs and expectations. Readers will hardly be able to put the book down during Flower's chapters, as she and her family endure one challenge after another on their long journey to freedom. The vocabulary is not very demanding, and the story does not contain many layers, but it offers many valuable topics for discussion and will be accessible to a wide range of readers.
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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