This is a two part writing assignment based on the novel Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. The first part requires students to interview an adult in their lives about how that person's life turned out differently than they expected and the second part requires students to pretend to interview Siddhartha. There are specific interview topics and questions that students are to answer for each part of the assignment. The first part is a great way for students and their parents to communicate and learn from one another; it also helps students to connect with the novel. The second part is an interesting and unique way for students to review the plot and themes of the novel.