64 pages 2 hours read

Watt Key

Terror at Bottle Creek

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2016

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Essay Topics


Cort experiences loss at several points throughout the novel. What forms do these experiences take, and how are they resolved?


How does the symbol of the swamp represent Cort’s changing relationship with his family, his lifestyle, and his identity?


The novel can be seen as a coming-of-age tale. How does the theme of growing up appear in the story?