Study Guide

A Little Less Girl Community

By Tess Oliver

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Small towns can be absolutely charming… or super suffocating. It all depends on your perspective. For instance, Amy struggles to fit in in Raynesville, and Jake goes from town favorite to itching to get out of there. And Dani's a newcomer who she sees all the good stuff about this place. Whatever you personally think of Raynesville, it's clear that living here can have a big effect on characters in A Little Less Girl. That's deep stuff for a little town.

Questions About Community

  1. What do the hot spots in town—the Ledge, the Bus, the swimming pool—tell you about life in Raynesville?
  2. The people in Raynesville are obsessed with tradition and order. Do you think this is a good or a bad thing? Turn to the text for support.
  3. Would you like to live in a place like Raynesville? Why or why not? Give examples from the book to support your argument.

Chew on This

Dani helps Jake see Raynesville with fresh eyes, and by the end of the story he appreciates his hometown a whole lot more.

Raynesville's size is key why Amy feels like such an outcast.

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