Hot off the press, I have two new book club guides/teacher’s guides posted for my young adult novels Face-Off and Dark Before Dawn. They ask thought-provoking questions that would be helpful to stimulate interesting discussion for tween and teen book clubs as well as in the classroom.
These guides are available for download as a PDF, or you can copy and paste them from my website. Here is a sample discussion question for Dark Before Dawn: In one of Dawn’s classrooms there is a poster that says “nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Why do you think the author selected that particular quote?
Here is a sample discussion question for Face-Off: Have you ever participated on a team where not everyone was working together? How did that make you feel?
Visit my Book Club Guide page to download the reader’s guides, and also check out the below book descriptions. At the above link, you will also find book club guides for my adult mystery/romantic suspense novels Twenty-Five Years Ago Today and Sink or Swim.
Dark Before Dawn: Dawn Christian has been psychic since she was seven years old and has always considered herself an outcast. Even her own mother discourages her talent, so Dawn has kept her abilities quiet and feared a lifetime of loneliness. When she gets involved with a fortuneteller and two teenage girls who share her mysterious perception, Dawn finally belongs to a group. As her intuition strengthens, so does Dawn’s self esteem. However, when she learns her new friends may be tied to two bizarre murders, she has an important choice to make – continue developing the talent that makes her special, or challenge the only people who have ever accepted her.
Face-Off: Brad’s twin brother T.J. has gotten himself out of the fancy prep school his father picked for him and into the public high school Brad attends. Now T.J. is a shining new star on the hockey team where Brad once held the spotlight. And he’s testing his popularity with Brad’s friends, eyeing Brad’s girl, and competing to be captain of the team. The whole school is rooting for a big double-strength win…not knowing that their twin hockey stars are heating up the ice for a winner takes all face-off.