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Runaway Twin
by Peg Kehret
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1.Would you like to be a twin? Why or why not?
2.What would you do if you found a bag of money? Would you do something different if you found a large amount than you would if you found a small amount?
3.Do you have a special way of eating Twinkies?
4.Why doesn't Sunny let Rita in on her plans to search for Starr? What do you think would have happened if Sunny had told Rita?
5.Why is Sunny attracted to the stray dog?
6.What are some of Sunny's good qualities? Does she have any bad qualities? Would you like her for a friend?
7.Why did the three bullies want to make Sunny lose her bus?
8.Some people lost everything in the tornado in the story. What are your most precious possessions that you'd try to protect in a tornado?
9.Charley the cab driver tells Sunny that "people who are kind to animals can usually be trusted." Do you think that's true?
10.Was it a good idea to send Snickers home with Charley?
11.Why did Starr react the way she did when she found out she had a twin sister? How would you react?
12.Were the Andersons right not to tell Starr about Sunny?
13.Did you like Starr? With such nice parents, why do you think she was so bratty?
14.Books help Sunny cope with stressful life situations. What helps you?
15.What do you think of how Sunny handled the situation after she discovered Starr had cheated in the poetry contest? What would you have done?
16.What did you think of Rita, Sunny's foster mom?
17.What was your favorite part of the book? Least favorite?
18.At the story's end, Sunny feels that she's at home at last with Rita. What do you think will happen to her later? Do you think she and Starr will ever re-connect?
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