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THE FIRST PART LAST - Discussion Questions

by Angela Johnson

Middle School Book Group Guide - Discussion Questions
    Parts I & II
  1. Who are the main characters?
  2. Who is the Narrator?
  3. What is this book about?
  4. When and Where does this story take place?
  5. What do you think about the author's use of language?
    Is the language realistic for Bobby?
  6. Discuss the writing style of this book (non-linear): Now/Then.
    Do you like it?
    Does it make it harder to read?
    Why do you think the author decided to write it this way?
  7. How does Bobby feel about his baby?
  8. How does Bobby feel about Nia?
  9. Where do you think Nia is? Why isn't she taking care of her baby?
  10. Talk about parents' and friends' reactions to news of the pregnancy?
  11. Do you think Bobby is a good kid?
  12. What do you think about this book so far?

  13. Parts III & IV
  14. Read pages 58 - 61 and pages 70 - 75 together.
  15. What happened?
    Why did Bobby get arrested?
  16. What was the consequence of Bobby taking the day off? (page 95)
  17. What decision had Bobby & Nia mad about the baby? (page 106) Why?
  18. What happens for the first time on page 115?
  19. Where is Nia?
  20. What happened to her?
  21. What did Bobby decide to do? (page 118) Why? (page 125)
  22. Why is the baby's name Feather? (page 124)
  23. Where do Bobby and Feather end up?
  24. What do you think will happen? Happily ever after?
  25. What did you think about this book?

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