Questions about the motives of the adult characters:
  • Why do you think John Murphy chose Sydney Schuster to be his angel?
  • Why do you think Sydney agreed to meet with John?
  • Why do you think Sydney reconnect with John for a second encounter?
  • How are these two characters alike?
  • How are they different?
  • How did they change each other? How did they come to be friends?
  • Why do you think they disagreed so passionately about the value of football?
  • Why do you think Sydney reconnected with Denise Hanover after such a long estrangement?
  • Why do you think Denise took Melissa Whistler into her home and kept her there?
  • Why do you think Denise and Sydney were attracted to each other?
  • How did they change each other?
  • How would you describe the relationship between John and Denise?
  • With which adult character do you most closely identify?
  • Which of the adult characters do you think changed the most?
Readers' Poll - for all readers:
If a movie were made from "The Prize", who would you like to have play the major parts?

Share your choices with the author: lacourt@wi.rr.com