“When it comes to reading people,” Valerie fears, “I’m an F student.” [p. 50] She had been thinking of Nick, but who are the other people in her life she thoroughly misreads?
Discuss the changing nature of Valerie’s relationship with Jessica Campbell. Why was Jessica on the Hate List? After the shooting, why does Jessica reach out to Valerie? Why is Valerie reluctant to befriend Jessica?
After the shooting, Garvin High adopts strict new security measures. Do your students think they were warranted? Would they feel safer in such an environment? Would you in your own high school?
Being an open campus makes our high school unique. Are the security measures at Northtown sufficient enough to keep students safe? Why or why not?