58 pages 1 hour read

Christina Soontornvat

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team

Nonfiction | Book | Middle Grade | Published in 2020

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Essay Topics


Many readers are likely familiar with this story before reading the book. How does Soontornvat create an engaging, dramatic, and suspenseful narrative for those who already know how the story ends? Describe her use of specific literary devices in your response.


What aspects of Thai culture does Soontornvat highlight throughout the story? How does the information about Thai culture impact her description of key figures and events?


How does Soontornvat portray nature throughout the narrative? How does nature interact with other story elements, such as religion and key figures?