92 pages 3 hours read

Dashka Slater

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime that Changed Their Lives (2017)

Nonfiction | Book | YA | Published in 2017

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Multiple Choice

1. Which of these lists accurately relates Sasha's wish list for their 16th birthday?

A) A journal, a keyboard, a game console, new clothes

B) A camera, a guitar, a sketchbook, headphones

C) An accordion, a manual typewriter, a Swedish flag, a new Rubik’s cube

D) A book on art history, a bicycle, a backpack, a new iPhone

2. At first, how did Debbie react to Sasha’s refusal to use public restrooms labelled “men” and “women”?

A) Debbie was sad, realizing that Sasha would not have a “normal” teenage experience.

B) Debbie was angry and told Sasha that they needed to be more flexible.

C) Debbie was pleased because Sasha was able to be their true and authentic self.

D) Debbie was worried, fearful that students at Sasha’s school would make fun of Sasha.

3. What technique does the author use in Part 1 to immediately signal the book will be told in a nontraditional style?

A) The author starts the book with poetry-like excerpts from Tumblr.

B) The author color-codes certain phrases in the opening sentences of the book.

C) The author writes the first few paragraphs of the book in Astrolinguish.

D) The author provides a disclaimer at the start of the novel.

4. When the author addresses the reader directly, as she does in her discussion of pronoun usage in Part 1, how does this literary technique serve the overall messaging of the book?