Why do you think Mr. Boone is so adamant about Christopher stopping his investigation?
Students should look to specific parts of the text to make educated guesses about Mr. Boone's motivations. It is clear that speaking about Mr. and Mrs. Shears makes Mr. Boone angry. They may suspect something happened between Mr. and Mrs. Shears and the Boone family that the reader does not yet know.
Christopher fantasizes about traveling to outer space and the ocean floor. Why is he attracted to these places?
Christopher has difficulty understanding other people, and doesn't seem to have strong emotional attachments to others. He likes to be alone...
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