20 Jun

YA Cafe Book Club: Discussion Points

Posted in Reading, Teen Lit, YA Cafe

Good morning all!  Today Ghenet and I wanted to share some discussion points for Friday’s book club and also give you all an update on the plan for the rest of the summer (Pssst, there’s a giveaway involved!) But first, the discussion points.

Feel free to answer or not answer these questions.  They are just here to get the discussion going and help spark ideas.  But if you need someplace to start, go ahead and use these questions as a jumping-off point.

The Summer I Turned Pretty: Discussion Points

1) Are the characters likeable and believable?  If so, how does the author accomplish that?
2) Since the stakes aren’t life and death (at least not at first), how does the author keep us engaged?
3) What effect does the setting have on the story?
4) What role does Cameron play in the story?
5) Title: Was it a good choice? What effect does it have on the story?
6) What did you think of the ending?  Is it satisfying? Does it make you want to read the next book?

We’ve also chosen the next books for the rest of the summer book club.  This will give you all plenty of time to get the books or borrow them from your local library.  On July 29th we’ll discuss Tangled by Carolyn Mackler, and on August 26th we’ll discuss Sweethearts by Sara Zarr!

Speaking of Sweethearts, we have a fun giveaway just for you!  Just fill out the form below before 11:59pm Wednesday, June 29th and you’ll have a chance to win a signed copy of Sweethearts by Sara Zarr!  Earn an extra entry for the contest by participating in the book club.


Comments on this post

  1. Jordan McCollum says:

    Hooray! Form! 😀

    1. Madeline Bartos says:

      Some of those seem like awesome points that you could even ask yourself about your own book! 🙂

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