- Before Uncle Bump and Elias return to Hattiesburg, what object does Mama give to Uncle Bump? What do you think that this object symbolizes in the story?
- At the All-Kuckachoo Garden Club meeting, Reverend Walker says, “In the garden of the Lord, there’s more than enough for us all!” What does Reverend Walker mean? Do you believe what he says is true? Why or why not?
- In the very last image of the book, Addie Ann holds up her finger, and Ralphie wraps his hand around it. Why do you think the author chose this as the very last image? What does this image symbolize?
- Do you think that this is a hopeful ending? Why or why not?