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Walk Two Moons Questions

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  1. Why does Sal tell Phoebe's story?
  2. What did you think had happened to Sal's mother? How does it feel to not really know what has happened to her until the very end of the story?
  3. Why does Phoebe's mother leave? Why does Phoebe treat her mother the way she treats her (before her mother leaves)?
  4. Why do you think Sal's mother left home?
  5. Are there any similarities between Phoebe's mother and Sal's mother?
  6. What does Sal learn over the course of the novel?
  7. What is a journey? Are there lots of journeys in this story or just one? Who goes on a journey? Who doesn't go on a journey?
  8. Why doesn't Sal's dad go with her on the road trip to Idaho?
  9. How do you feel about the structure of this story? Do you like diving into Sal's memories in order to piece together a timeline? Do you like the way the story dips back and forth in time? Why doesn't Sal just tell her story from beginning to end?
  10. If you were to make a film out of Walk Two Moons, how would you cast your film?
  11. If you were to write a chapter for Walk Two Moons, what would happen in your chapter? When would it take place?
  12. What does it mean to walk two moons in someone's moccasins?
  13. Why does Mrs. Partridge leave those messages?
  14. In what ways is reading this book like going on a kind of journey or trip?
  15. Draw your soul.
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