Independent Reading Book Discussion

Respond to each of the questions below using information from your novel. Your answers should be at least a paragraph (5 sentences) in length. If you are unfamiliar or unsure of the terms, use your literature book to find the terms.


1. Write a brief description of your novel. Be sure to include the setting and main conflicts. (Don't give away the ending or copy the back of the book.)

2. What is the genre and subgenre of your book? Give elements of the story that explain why it fits into that genre.

3. Define characterization (p.860). In your novel, how does the author reveal the personality of a major and minor character? What motivates your character? Describe your characters using literary terms such as: protagonist, antagonist, static and dynamic etc…

4. Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not? Be sure to provide examples from the book to support your opinion.