Leah GiarritanoBook Group DiscussionPleasantdale Middle SchoolFallen by Lauren Kate 1. What are your first thoughts about Fallen? What in the text caused those thoughts? 2. What emotions or feelings did you experience while reading Fallen? What parts of the book caused those feelings? 3. Who was your favorite character and why? 4. Were there any big surprises in the plot for you as you read the book? 5. What do you think of the cover of Fallen? Does it depict the story well? 6. What idea or image or situation meant the most to you as you read Fallen? 7. What do you think will happen with Luce and Daniel? How about Cam? 8. What surprised you most about the characters in this story? 9. Did you learn anything about yourself as you read this book? 10. If you could talk to Lauren Kate, the author of this book, what questions would you have for her about her plot decisions as she wrote the book? 11. What message did you take away from reading this book? What was the theme? Do the books you enjoy reading generally share similar themes? 12. Find a section of the text that you liked. What was it that made that part of the book important to you? 13. Do you plan to read the other books in this series?
14. What other writers does this author remind you of? Why? 15. Would you recommend this book to a friend. On a five- star scale, how many stars would you give this book?On page 365, Daniel explains to Luce, “I get to live forever. Youcome along every sixteen years. You fall in love with me, and Iwith you. And it kills you.” Were you surprised when Daniel revealed this truth to Luce? Did Luce react in the way you expected her to? How would you have reacted?Fallen by Laruen Kate Read Alike Suggestions1. Legacy by Molly CochranReason: Readers who enjoy paranormal romances about teenage girls; goodand evil; and schools that are suspenseful may also enjoy this book.2. Angel burn by Lee WeatherlyReason: Fallen and Angel burn are suspenseful paranormal romances aboutangels and teenage girls.3. Angel fire by Lee WeatherlyReason: Readers who enjoy suspenseful paranormal romances about angelsand teenage girls might also enjoy this book.4. Once dead, twice shy by Kim HarrisonReason: If you enjoy Fallen, you may also enjoy Once dead, twice shy. Bothare suspenseful paranormal romances about angels; teenage girls; and goodand evil.5. Shadow kiss by Richelle MeadReason: Like Fallen, this book is suspenseful and is a paranormal romancesabout teenage girls; good and evil; and schools are the main topic.6. Awakened by P.C. Cast
Reason: This book is a suspenseful, paranormal romance about teenagegirls; good and evil and schools.7. Blood promise by Richelle MeadReason: Readers who enjoy paranormal romances about teenage girls; goodand evil; and schools that are suspenseful may also enjoy this book.8. Tempted by P.C. CastReason: Readers who enjoy paranormal romances about teenage girls; goodand evil; and schools that are suspenseful may also enjoy this book.9. Forbidden by Syrie JamesReason: Fallen and Forbidden are suspenseful, paranormal romances aboutangels, teenage girls and schools.Footloose by Rudy Josephs 1. What are you first impressions of this book? What occurrences in the book caused you to have those thoughts? 2. As you read this book, describe how you felt. For example, were you bored, caught up thinking about the characters, thinking about how you might react in the same situation, enjoying the author’s writing style, or enjoying the progression of Ariel and Ren’s relationship. 3. Ariel and Daniel both lost someone important to them. How do you think this impacts the outcome of the story? 4. Did anything in this book remind you of your own life? 5. Were you surprised by anything that occurred in this book? 6. What parts of the plot do you find to be the most significant? Why? 7. If this story were to continue, what do you think would happen next? Why? 8. Did you see the new release of Footloose, the movie? How do you think it compared to the book? What about the older version of the movie? Which version of the movie
did you prefer? Did you like the book better than the film(s)? 9. If you were to draw a picture that represented what you found to be important in this text, what would you draw? Why? 10. Who was your favorite character? Least favorite character? Did any of the characters remind you of yourself? 11. Which character in this book do you think learned the hardest or most important lesson? What was that lesson? 12. Do you think the setting (Bomont, Georgia) was important to the telling of this story? Why? 13. If you could talk to the Rudy Josephs, the author of this novel, what would you ask? 14. Find a section of the text that you liked. What was it that made that part of the book important to you? 15. Would you recommend this book to a friend. On a five- star scale, how many stars would you give this book?On page 38, during her sermon, Reverend Shaw Moore, Ariel’sDad, preached about the “Progress Trap”. He said, “As a society,we welcome invention. We welcome ideas and industry…But--there is cause for concern. There is a ‘progress trap,” in whichwe step forward and fall behind, all at the same time.”What did he mean by this and how did his views impact theevents in this story?