Suggested discussion topics: The spooky lushness of the world of Blythewood, theories about what will happen to the characters in the rest of the series, and how you’d both totally jump at the chance to attend a school for magic, in spite of how dangerous they always seem to be.
Suggested discussion topics: The lengths you would go to reach out to the people you love, how we all feel a little strange sometimes (just like Mim), and your favorites among the fascinating kaleidoscope of characters you’ll meet on this 1,000 mile journey.
6. Paper Towns by John Green
Suggested discussion topics: The ways in which we idealize people, and how important it is to see them for who they really are as human beings, not just who we want them to be. Also, how you definitely need to go on a road trip ASAP.
Suggested discussion topics: This memoir in verse explores not only the author’s experiences growing up, but also the stories we pass down through generations and how important it is to give voice to our past. It’s a great opportunity to ask your mom about her childhood and see if you learn something you never knew before.