After reading Elvis & Olive, use these questions to start a discussion in your classroom or book club. There are no right or wrong answers!

  1. What does Natalie gain from being Annie’s friend?
  2. What does Annie gain from being Natalie’s friend?
  3. Why does Annie lie? Why does Natalie want to believe her?
  4. Have you ever had a fight with a best friend? Can fights ever be a good thing for a friendship?
  5. How Natalie and Annie’s spying help the neighbors? How does it hurt them?
  6. When is it a good idea to tell secrets, and when is it best to keep them?
  7. What are some of the different ways this story could have ended?

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