Recommended for Readers
in Grades 9 and up
The main character is set up for success - headed to Harvard, vying with a competitor for top dog in terms of popularity and club memberships his senior year, secure place in his family - but when it starts to crumble, he has to question what success really means for him.
This story is no fairy tale - it's fairly grim in places, actually, especially if you contemplate a future without any real choices. An unexpected plot line with well-crafted characters explores the ethics of ambition, relationships, and figuring out who you want to be.
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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