Week One – Hidden Meanings
Discussing Hidden Meanings
Frequently in this book, characters say things with hidden meanings. One such thing was spoken by Sybil:
- “It’s not my death I fear,” said Sybil, “but my life. . .”(Ch 3:9)
Avi’s central theme is clearly stated in the proverb at the beginning: “A life unlived is like a book without words.”
- Post an answer to this question: What does Sybil mean by what she says in the above statement? Describe how Sybil’s attitude toward life changes throughout the book.
- Pick another quote from the book that you believe has a hidden meaning. Give us the quote, and explain what you believe is truly meant by it.