1. As a child, Lucy lives in three worlds: the hospital, her home, and the outside world. How do the people in each of these environments treat her? How does Lucy respond to them?
2. “We were taken to another floor with a playroom that boasted a large, ornate dollhouse, a real collector’s item probably donated by some well-meaning person. You could only look at it from behind a glass partition, but it was too nice to be played with anyway. Sometimes you’d see a child standing there, staring, but for the most part the giant miniature house, despite its prominent position near the door, was ignored” (page 40). Do you think Lucy tells her readers about the dollhouse to describe her own lonliness? Or do you think Lucy craves a picture perfect place in which to hide and be left alone?
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