Chapter 1


Chapter 1

1. What did Creighton’s mother mean when she said that he would come to a “bad end”?

2. Explain the rules of Hangman.

3. Why would children chose to hang someone in a game of Hangman?

4. What year was given the name, “The Year of the Hangman”?

5. How was Harry Brown killed?

6. What happens to Creighton at the end of the chapter?

Discussion Questions:

Why do you think someone would attack Creighton? Who do you think attacked him?  Where are they taking him?

Write a reaction to this chapter. Do you think it was a great first chapter? If so, why? If not, what do you think it was missing? What could the author have done differently?



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    Gary Blackwood

    prolific author of novels for both young adults and middle-grade readers.


    March 2013