Book Discussion Guide for: GUARDIAN CATS AND THE LOST BOOKS OF ALEXANDRIA
- What is the significance of the title? Would you have given the book a different title?
- Talk about the cover. If you came across it in a library or bookstore, how would you react to it?
- What were the themes of the book?
- What did you think of the structure and style of the writing?
- Did any of the scenes stand out for you?
- What surprised you most about the story?
- Were there any particular quotes that stood out to you?
- Talk about the character’s names and how they fit their personality.
- Which character did you identify with most? Why?
- What about the characters made them believable, even though they were cats?
- What kind of books does Marco like to read? What about Cicero? What about the other cats?
- What famous people does Cicero quote?
- How does Marco change (his character ARC) over the course of the story?
- Do the other characters have a character ARC?
- In General
- Does this book fit into a genre you usually read? Does it ‘break the mold’ of fantasy books in any way?
- Were you familiar with the burning of the Library of Alexandria before you read this book? Was the burning reminiscent of Fahrenheit 451?
- What did you enjoy most about the book?
- Would you recommend it to others? What kind of readers would the book appeal to? (Age group, Genre, Subject matter)
- What kept you reading? Or made you stop?
- Discuss the idea of “hero’s journey” What other stories have you read that are a hero’s journey?
- The Ending
- What did you think of the ending?
- How did the characters change by the end of the book?
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