Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Halfway to the Sky

Book Menu for Halfway to the Sky by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

ISBN for edition I read: 0440418305 (paperback)

Food mentioned in Halfway to the Sky :
Raisins, 3
Hot chocolate, 7
Instant oatmeal, 7, 25
Tea, 7, 53
Chocolate bars, 7
   Snickers bars,  40
Apples, 7, 43
   Apple and peanut butter, 81
Sausages, pancakes, eggs, 14
Gorp (good old raisins and peanuts), 16
Chips, 43
Milk, 43, 74
Vanilla pudding, 53
 Pizza, 61, 87
Banana pancakes with nuts and whipped cream, 74
Orange juice, 74
Pop tart, 83
S'mores, 96
Granola, 104
Bread and cheese, 108
Strawberries, 108
Bacon sandwich, 117

Discussion questions for Halfway to the Sky :
Have you ever been on the Appalachian Trial? Describe the experience?
What would you miss most on a hike like this?  What would you like most?
What do you think would happen if you tried to run away in this way?
What are Dani's feeling towards Beagle?
What do you think happens to Beagle?
How does Dani's attitude change towards the Appalachian Trail, through hikers, her father and mother?
Do you think the character of Dani's mother is brought into the story too soon?