Recommended for Readers
in 7th Grade and up
This book is action-packed, with a level of violence comparable to The Hunger Games. While the book touches on ethics issues as the group (and individuals) try to determine who to trust and how to proceed, the plot drives the story far more than the characters. The end is disappointing because it leaves so many critical questions unanswered, and not in an exciting, I-can't-wait-to-read-the-next-book kind of way. This is more of a why-didn't-the-author-finish-the-book situation. Several pressing questions raised in the story remain unresolved, so this book feels more like Part 1 of a larger story than a novel in its own right. The violence in this book may be scary or disturbing for some readers.
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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