Teacher Guide

The Girl on the Train Lesson Plan

Introduction to The Girl on the Train

Lonely Rachel Watson vicariously lives her life through a couple of strangers that she observes from her seat on the train twice a day. She knows nothing about this couple, whom she calls "Jason" and "Jess," but she believes they are living the perfect life. When she learns from the news that the woman she calls "Jess" has gone missing, Rachel believes that she might have critical information that could aid the police investigation. Rachel's attempted contributions toward the investigation are generally ignored, since she never knew the victim and merely watched her obsessively from afar. However, as more and more of the mystery becomes unraveled, Rachel discovers that her life and that...

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