Chapter 22


  1. Addie Ann still feels close to her brother and tries to talk to him even though he’s gone. Do you believe that people who know each other really well can communicate without seeing each other? If yes, give an example to support your answer.
  2. A symbol is an object in a story that represents a deeper meaning. In this book, the river is a symbol. What do you think is the deeper meaning that the river represents? (Note: There is not just one correct answer.)
  3. Addie Ann says, “And the river. I don’t hope it chooses to meander my way. I imagine that river and dive right in.” What does this statement mean? How does this statement signal a change in the way that Addie Ann behaves?

River winds through Mississippi Delta


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