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Robin Friedman : author and journalist

How I Survived My Summer Vacation…

And Lived to Write the Story


Discussion Guide

1. Do you know any best friends who are boy/girl?

2. Did you think Jackie’s parents are embarrassing?

3. Do you like to write? What do you write about?

4. Which of Jackie’s novel sentences did you like the best? Why?

5. Write an essay using one of the Jackie’s novel sentences as your beginning.

6. What do you think happens after the end of the book?

7. Do you know anyone who’s afraid of dogs? Why?

8. What lessons do you think Jackie learned from his adventures?

9. Have you ever had a summer goal like Jackie did?

10. Would you have preferred to stay home or go to camp? Why or why not?