Discussion/book club questions…
Do you identify as LGBT? If not, what made you select this book?
Have you ever been bullied?
Have you ever bullied someone?
What did you bully them for?
What was unique about the topics in the book?
Can you relate to any of the topics addressed in the book?
What specific themes did the author emphasize throughout the novel? What do you think he or she is trying to get across to the reader?
Do the characters seem real and believable? Can you relate to their predicaments? To what extent do they remind you of yourself or someone you know?
How do characters change or evolve throughout the course of the story? What events trigger such changes?
Did certain parts of the book make you uncomfortable? If so, why did you feel that way? Did this lead to a new understanding or awareness of some aspect of your life you might not have thought about before?
Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he or she achieve this?
How has reading this book changed your opinion of a certain person or topic?
Which character do you like the most and why? The least and why?
What passage from the book stood out to you?
Are there situations and/or characters you can identify with, if so how?
Did you learn something you didn’t know before?
Do you feel as if your views on a subject have changed by reading this text?
Have you had a life changing revelation from reading this text?
What major emotion did the story evoke in you as a reader?
At what point in the book did you decide if you liked it or not? What helped make this decision?
Name your favorite thing overall about the book.
Your least favorite?
If you could change something about the book, what would it be and why?
Describe what you liked or disliked about the writer’s style?