Ava's monologue 'Stealing'
- In this monologue Ava explains why she thinks stealing is wrong and provides a contrast to the attitudes displayed by Donnie and Faith. Students can discuss different the attitudes and explore the rights and responsibilities of those in the story.
- Discussion could also focus on Ava's view of friendship and how it may differ from what they have gleaned of Donnie's and Faith's perceptions of friendship.
- This character monologue deals with shoplifting and juvenile crime. Read more about this sensitive subject in this useful Shoplifting and juvenile crime - Fact sheet (PDF) which includes information about where young people can go for help and advice.
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