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Touching senior-year novel encourages self-reflection.

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Parent of a 7 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 June 5, 2013
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golden

Families can talk about the relationship between Parker and her parents. Is it healthy? Was her mother being helpful or smothering? Do you agree with Kat that Parker needed to do something rebellious? Golden includes an epistolary story within a story. Which plot line and set of characters do you feel more connected to by the end of the book: Parker's or Julianna's? Do you think you would have done the same thing as Parker in keeping the journal, or Julianna, in hiding the truth? Unlike conventional young adult books, Golden casts Parker's romance as a secondary plot development. Do you like that the romantic tension was there but not the point of the story?
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