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Moon Over Manifest

Moon Over Manifest

by Clare Vanderpool

Community Theme

So what do you think: was Manifest a real community before Jinx got there? Our vote: no. There were so many little cliques and groups. We're talking the rich guys, the miners, the poorer people, and even the lone fortune-teller. It took a crisis—and a lot of con expertise from Jinx—to get this crowd working together. So why is community such an important thing in Moon Over Manifest? Well, think about it: this town has such a rich history, and in order to know it fully, the residents will need to come together to provide all the pieces. Lucky for us, those Tucker folks sure know how to make things happen.

Questions About Community

  1. What does it take to make a community in Manifest? Why is everyone so set on keeping to themselves at first? And why does it take an outsider to bring the town together?
  2. What is unique about Manifest's community? What makes it different from other towns?
  3. Do the micro-communities remain intact once the whole town is all on the same page again?

Chew on This

Try on an opinion or two, start a debate, or play the devil’s advocate.

If Devlin hadn't been so awful, Manifest would never have come together like they did.

If Manifest residents had all spoken the same language, they wouldn't have been so divided.

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