The end of this book is somewhat ambiguous. Students must infer what happened. The author never tells for sure. I made my students choose how they thought the book ended and stand on a side of the room to demonstrate their choice. Then they had to discuss first with a student who agreed with them and then with someone who disagreed with them why they believed their version of the story.
Here is a graphic organizer for students to keep track of how their thinking changes throughout the story.
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