August’s Book: “Fledgling: A Novel”

Fledgling: A Novel by Octavia E. Butler

Fledgling, Octavia Butler’s last novel, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly un-human needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is, in fact, a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted—and still wants—to destroy her and those she cares for, and how she can save herself. Fledgling is a captivating novel that tests the limits of “otherness” and questions what it means to be truly human. –Amazon


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Discussion Questions

1. What did you like best about this book?

2. What did you like least about this book?

3. What other books did this remind you of?

4. What feelings did this book evoke for you?

5. What did you think of the book’s length? If it’s too long, what would you cut? If too short, what would you add?

6. If you got the chance to ask the author of this book one question, what would it be?

7. What do you think of the book’s title? How does it relate to the book’s contents?

8. What do you think of the book’s cover? How well does it convey what the book is about?

9. What do you think the author’s purpose was in writing this book? What ideas was the author trying to get across?

10. How original and unique was this book?

11. Did this book seem realistic/relatable?

12. Did the book’s pace seem too fast/too slow/just right?

13. Anything that stood out to you?

14. Anything you learned from the story?

15. Anything you want to add to the discussion?


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