• ESAS Question #1

    Posted by K. Pickering on 2/16/2017 12:36:07 PM


    Each of the main characters in Every Soul a Star has an item that is very special to them.  Ally has her grandfather’s meteorite, Jack has his father’s stuffed rabbit, and Bree has her Wish Book. Why is each of these things special or important to their owners and what, if anything, do they represent? 

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  • ESAS Question #6

    Posted by K. Pickering on 2/15/2017 5:14:22 PM


    Their experiences together at Moon Shadow Campground seem to change Ally, Bree, and Jack. What are those changes?  Who do you think has changed the most so far prior to the eclipse? Do you think the changes will last for all of them after the eclipse? 

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  • ESAS Question #5

    Posted by K. Pickering on 2/15/2017 5:14:10 PM


    On one of her attempts to walk the Moon Shadow Campground’s labyrinth, Bree has a brief conversation with Stella which ends with Stella saying, “Life is short, but it’s wide.” What does Stella mean by this? How are the lives of the main characters “widened” by their experience together?

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  • ESAS Question #4

    Posted by K. Pickering on 2/15/2017 5:13:50 PM


    There are several important secondary characters in this novel.  Who are they?  How do they help the main characters change?  Provide specific examples and explain how the character changed as a result.

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  • ESAS Question #3

    Posted by K. Pickering on 2/15/2017 5:13:35 PM


    In what ways do the three main characters help each other to grow?  Identify and discuss examples.

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  • ESAS Question #2

    Posted by K. Pickering on 2/15/2017 5:13:19 PM


    Melanie and Bree have very different advice for Kenny and Ally about how to survive in a new school.  Jack also offers his own take on fitting in at school.  Think about how each character’s advice differs.  Who gives the best advice? Is it possible that neither of them is completely right or wrong? What advice would you give them? 

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