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The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas - Chapters 26 & 27

Answer these questions in full sentences:


1. Page 139. Some of the words, such as 'was', 'love', 'loved', 'you' and 'me' are written in italic font. Why do you think the author has written those words in this way?


2. Page 141. "The man's eyes are open and shining with tears in the moonlight." Why is Dostoyevsky crying?


3. Page 142. "Stan shrugs. He sighs." What do these sentences tells us about how Stan is feeling?


4. Page 145. Read the last paragraph again. Why do you think everyone is hurrying in the same direction?