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Readers' Resources

The following questions may be used to facilitate discussions among readers about Cheryl Denton's novel, Among the Ashes.

  1. Which character was your favorite? Why?
  2. Why do you think Grant felt so strongly about protecting Kit?
  3. How would you feel if your parents left behind a will similar to Kit's parents'?
  4. At what age do you think an adopted child should be given information about her birth family? Why?
  5. How would you feel if your house were destroyed by an arsonist? What would be your greatest loss?
  6. Do you think it is an adult child's responsibility to care for their aging parents, as Harvey and Oona did? Why?
  7. Do you think it's a good idea to remain in your hometown with old friends, as the people of Moose Creek did, or is it better to move on?
  8. What would you do if Ron Frank were your police chief?
  9. Why do you think Ralph Rivers helped people in Moose Creek without expecting payment?
  10. Kit grew up in a Christian home with her adoptive parents. Why did she find it so hard to believe in God and prayer?
  11. Some of the characters told lies to protect themselves. Do you think it's ever a good idea to lie?
  12. Sophie used ‘heavy artillery' to gain access to Gordon Finch's office. What do you think of her choices?
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