I've got some really exciting news. I managed to get in touch with Lorri Hewett, the author of the novel! This is what she wrote me:
So please take your chances and write one or two meaningful questions that you have about the novel or about the author and that you would like Lorri Hewett to answer, and put them as a post into your personal blog. This is indeed a unique opportunity, as not every author is so kind and helpful as she is! We are really lucky!! :)
Dear Mr. Bueler,
I'm so happy to learn that you are using my
novel Coming of Age in your classes! (...)
I would love to participate in your blog activity, or anything else related to the book. Just tell me what you would like me to do. I'm happy to respond to any questions they may have, as I was about their age when i originally wrote the novel.
forward to hearing from you--Lorri Hewett