62 pages 2 hours read

Lisa Graff

Absolutely Almost

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2014

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Essay Topics


Authors use literary devices to hint at a story’s themes, hidden meanings, or overarching messages. How do chapter titles in Absolutely Almost function as literary devices?


The setting of the story appears to contribute minimally to the plot. Why do you think this is so? Could the story work just as well in another setting?


Most of Albie’s important relationships are attached to a unique object or activity. Identify at least three of these objects/activities, and explain what each symbolizes.