Discuss how Toby uses fantasy and lies to cope with his daily life. Is there a point in the book when this stops working? Why/why not?
Describe Toby's relationship with his mother and how it impacts his life. Is it a traditional mother/son relationship? What impact does the contrast between his mother and father have on his behavior? In addition, how does this manifest with his other relationships with adult males and females?
Toby takes on a lot of identities. Does he know who he is? If so, when does he figure it out? If not, why is he having such a hard time finding himself? What helps/prevents him from accepting himself?