Double Life

Double Life

By Grade 11 English, Periods 2 and 3 at DeWitt Clinton High School
During her first workshop with the 11th graders at Dewitt Clinton High School, author Sofia Quintero asked the students to complete this short reflective writing exercise, first as themselves and then as Efrain, the main character in her book Efrain’s Secret. As the students filled in the blanks and progressed from the personal to the character in the book, it sparked a class discussion of perception, deception, expectation, misunderstanding and decision-making, all themes in this book that the students were reading as part of the program.