Divergent / The Unidentified

December 1st, 2011 | Posted by in December | High School | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on Divergent / The Unidentified)

Divergent cover imageDivergent by Veronica Roth. Katherine Tegen Books, 2011

Unidentified cover imageThe Unidentified by Rae Mariz. Balzer + Bray, 2010

1. In the book Divergent, which faction would you choose to belong to and why?
2. What do you think would happen if corporations ran schools?
3. Explain how science fiction set in the future can reflect our world today using examples from one or both of these stories.

Dark Water

November 1st, 2011 | Posted by in November | High School | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on Dark Water)

Dark Water by Laura McNeal. Alfred A. Knopf, 2010

1. How would the story change if it were told from Amiel’s perspective?
2. Describe how Pearl sees two worlds.
3. How does Pearl’s vision change over the course of the book?

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

October 1st, 2011 | Posted by in October | High School | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on Will Grayson, Will Grayson)

Wil Grayson, Will Grayson Book Cover

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. Dutton, 2010

1. Who was your favorite character in the book and why?
2. How is humor used to deal with difficult issues in this story?
3. There are many unlikely friendships in this book. Discuss an unlikely friendship you have had in your life.


September 1st, 2011 | Posted by in September | High School | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on Lockdown)

Lockdown Book Cover

Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers. Amistad / HarperTeen, 2010

1. If you had a friend, like Reese’s friend Toon, who you knew was going to be beaten up, how would you respond?
2. Describe a situation where you overreacted in some way. How could you have handled it differently?
3. Describe ways Reese was “locked down.”

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