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- Which characters were impacted by domestic violence or sexual assault in this book, and how were they affected by it?
- What did you learn about domestic violence or sexual assault from this book?
- Was the problem handled well, or did the book include stereotypes about the women being abused or the men hurting them?
- In what ways did other characters in the book help the women experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault to stay safe?
- If they didn’t reach out to help, why didn’t they and how could they have?
- In what ways was violence against women portrayed as socially acceptable in this book?
- Was the problem of domestic violence or sexual assault connected to other social problems and oppressions faced by the characters (i.e.: child abuse, racism, poverty)? How so?
- Was there victim blaming in this book?
- How did the book make you feel?
- Did it remind you of a situation you have experienced yourself?
- How has that experience affected you?
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