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Lisbeth Salander is so used to having people hate her, she can't believe that she has any real friends. As she tries to prove her innocence and discover the truth about her past, a small army of supporters bands together to help her, though she isn't even aware of this. She's too busy dealing with the much larger army of her enemies, who want nothing more than to see her dead and gone. The Girl Who Played With Fire shows us just how many people there are that care about Salander, and just how many friendships she could have if she could only learn to trust them.

Questions About Friendship

  1. Why does Salander have such a hard time trusting people?
  2. Do you think you could be Salander's friend if you met her?
  3. How would you describe the friendship between Blomkvist and Erika Berger?
  4. Will Salander be better to her friends in the future?
  5. What qualities does Salander have that makes her friends like her?
  6. Would you describe Salander and Armansky as friends? Why, or why not?

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