Chapter 01

Foster's Freeze - p 1

Hagen Oaks Park - p 3

Post-reading discussion questions

1. As the novel opens, Willow Chance tells readers, "I do not like to exclude people (I'm the one who is always excluded, so I know how that feels." With this statement, Willow offers readers some insight to her life. Why is she someone who is regularly left out? How does this experience shape who Willow chooses to respond to others?

2. What do you think about how the police officers treated telling Willow about her parents' accident? Would you have done anything differently? If so, what?