The next two books in the trilogy are Crossed and Reached.
This book combines the best elements of books like The Hunger Games and The Giver. It offers a wealth of good discussion topics. There are places where Cassia's character is a bit self-indulgent, but it makes her highly relatable to the target audience. Although a love triangle propels most of the story, Cassia's other relationships - particularly with her grandfather - are interesting and worthwhile.
Class Structure Recommendation: Independent Reading
Is there any way to make the words last? If only we still knew how to write instead of just type things into our scribes. Then I could write them down again someday. Then I might be able to have them when I am old."
The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.
**Questions coming soon**
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