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Reading group discussion points

  • How do the two strands of the story complement each other? Do they work together successfully?
  • Who is your favourite character and why?
  • Do you think Minnie was right to do what she did?
  • Can you discuss Daniel’s resentment towards Minnie?
  • How well does the story explore the subject of foster care and/or children in the criminal justice system?
  • What connections can you draw between the adult and the child Daniel?
  • Can you comment on the way in which the story explores the relationship between mothers and sons/adults and children?
  • Before the big reveal at the end, did you believe Sebastian to be guilty or innocent?
    • What have you taken away from the story? What do you think it is trying to say?
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