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Post by BoyLazy » 07 Oct 2017, 04:56

Amagine wrote:The issue of rape and sexual harassment is another issue we see brought up in the book.
todays women are strong and they are supported by public. Earlier it was not the case.
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Post by Amagine » 07 Oct 2017, 07:33

BoyLazy wrote:
Amagine wrote:The issue of rape and sexual harassment is another issue we see brought up in the book.
todays women are strong and they are supported by public. Earlier it was not the case.
Women aren't always supported by the public...but they are indeed strong.
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Post by BoyLazy » 07 Oct 2017, 07:50

Amagine wrote:
BoyLazy wrote:
Amagine wrote:The issue of rape and sexual harassment is another issue we see brought up in the book.
todays women are strong and they are supported by public. Earlier it was not the case.
Women aren't always supported by the public...but they are indeed strong.
Now they are supported more I meant.
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Post by Amagine » 07 Oct 2017, 08:12

I can agree to that.
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Post by meteku4 » 07 Oct 2017, 14:18

I think the dominant lesson has to do with conflict over forceful takeovers, with blatant disregard for others' opinions.

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Post by Amagine » 07 Oct 2017, 15:25

meteku4 wrote:I think the dominant lesson has to do with conflict over forceful takeovers, with blatant disregard for others' opinions.
That was definitely an important lesson in the book.
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Post by Kat Kennedy » 13 Oct 2017, 16:48

I was interested in the underlying theme of environmentalism. The company would destroy the mountains for the mineral it wants and that seems like it will be a problem in future books.

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Post by Rainman » 14 Oct 2017, 06:59

Survival issues is what I can see. In sarah's story it was how their race was gonna survive and in tom's it was how their community was gonna survive

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Post by Phikim » 15 Oct 2017, 02:35

There are numerous challanges surrounding relationships some that lead to separation, divorce and heartbreaks. Take a look at Tom's family. They are no longer together. Everyone is on his/her own.

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Post by Katherine Smith » 15 Oct 2017, 11:59

I think that the most important issue raised in this novel is the disappearance of races because it is culturally relevant to today. Our indigenous people are being pushed from what is left of their sacred lands and I am glad that someone has included it in their story.

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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 16 Oct 2017, 09:45

Definitely agree with all these issues listed here. I would like to add trust if it hasn't been mentioned already. We see the adults struggle with believing Sarah, and surprisingly it seems like Sergei takes the most interest in Sarah's story, when he is the character that at first seems all about hard data and facts.
There is also the issue that Sarah must learn to trust the other adults in the group too.
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Post by Kalin Adi » 16 Oct 2017, 14:03

Strong friendships? I like how Tom was friends with William and Myra despite their age difference.

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Post by Ash and Stars » 16 Oct 2017, 15:01

The issue of child abuse is raised, as well as isolation

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Post by Tanny136 » 22 Oct 2017, 00:57

I'd say the conflict between development and archaeological, heritage retention along with the immense canvas creativity existing in the mind of a child.

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Post by BoyLazy » 23 Oct 2017, 11:57

Kalin Adi wrote:Strong friendships? I like how Tom was friends with William and Myra despite their age difference.
I like to do friendship with different she groups. Gives more Dynamics to life
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