Week #1 (Discussion Leader) : Rebel Child

Would the story have been different had it been written in the third person point of view instead of first person?

Is being this sarcastic and rebellious a normal trait for teenagers?

Is there going to be a deeper theme to this storyline?

My group and I all agreed that the way in which the book was written truly captures the development of the teenage mind and attitude by being written in the first person. Most teenagers go through phases of different attitudes, and sarcasm is a normal part of life. But will the extent of the rebelliousness go too far? So far it seems as though the main character is choosing the wrong path in life, especially with school. Getting kicked out of school is a big deal in most cases and I can’t wait to read more stories about the challenges that he has to face throughout life as he enters into adulthood.

-Autumn K.