Every good story is full of captivating characters, timeless and timely themes, significant settings, pivotal plot points, and vivid vocabulary that combine to engage our brains and our hearts. In “While You’re Reading,” you’ll find questions that invite you to dig deeper into each of these literary elements for a better understanding and enjoyment of the book.
Questions are grouped by section of the book, so once you’ve read a section you can jump in without worrying about spoilers!
To aid your investigation, download and save the Writing AND Reading guide, with helpful tips on keeping a reading journal and annotating a book while you read. Record your responses to the questions in your reading journal and look for opportunities to share your thoughts with friends or classmates who are also reading the book.