In coming to understand Sam better and how he experiences the world, did you learn anything about yourself ?
Guilt and regret plays a big part in the novel – why do you think that Alex cannot forgive himself for what he sees as his part in his brother’s death?
How do you think Alex and Jody’s relationship changes throughout the novel?
This novel is based in part on the author’s personal experience. Does that make you view the story in a different way?