BOOK CLUB QUESTIONS AND INFORMATION ABOUT
By J F SAXBY.
YouTube Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ9nWGs6nd8
Congratulations on choosing The Craving written by J F Saxby, for your Book Club novel!
BOOK CLUB QUESTIONS:
When you read the book, you will know that it is not a simple fantasy/contemporary romance. There are certain issues and themes you may like to reflect on during your discussion.
‘The Craving’ was written not only to entertain but also as an inspirational read and for those who are looking for more from life. The book has Christian themes and would suit a group with these interests. It was written for young adults; however statistics show that 55% of YA books are read by adults.
The main character, Will Sutherland, is addicted, angry and full of revenge. In the opening scene, he’s at a music concert seated in a stadium that collapses. He rescues the beautiful girl who had earlier been sitting in front of him. He suffers a blow from a falling beam and ends up in a coma. Erin, the girl he saved, visits him at the hospital, desperate for him to wake up.
Will goes on a breathtaking journey to discover the truth of his life.
Does he find the truth, love, and happiness?
One theme the book explores is: what do we crave and what are our deepest desires?
Links to purchase the ebook and paperback:
Book Club Questions:
The questions below are for a single meeting after the Book Club members have read the entire book.
To get Book Club questions for a series of sessions during the reading of the novel, email: email@example.com
There will also be a link to these in the back of ‘The Craving’ eBook via a QR code.
TIP: You may like to choose particular questions to focus on if time is limited. I’ve asterisked the questions that I recommend to discuss if time is tight.
*1. How did the book make you feel?
- What emotions did you experience whilst reading the book?
- Was it difficult to read or did you find it hard to put it down?
2. Do you have a comment about how the plot unfolded and the way it was structured?
- Comment on the split-time and fantasy/contemporary elements.
3. What did you think of the main characters Will, Princess Eleonora and Erin?
- Were they believable?
- Who did you relate to the most/least?
4. What did you think of the settings?
- What was your favourite or most disliked place?
- Choose a passage describing a setting from the book that impacted you and read it to the group, if there’s time.
*5. Which parts of the book stood out to you?
- Are there any quotes, passages, or scenes you found particularly memorable?
- Record the page of an example and read it to the group, if there’s time.
*6. What themes did you notice in the story?
- Brainstorm these with the group.
- Were any symbols or icons used?
- In what ways is this book relevant to the current world situation?
*7. What did you think about the ending?
- Did you guess the ending ahead of time?
- How did you feel about the ending?
8. Book comparison
- How does this book compare to other books you’ve read?
- Is there another book similar to ‘The Craving’?
*9. Personal reflection (Book club members may prefer to think about these questions privately.)
- Did this book change you?
- Do you have a new perspective after reading the book?
- Did you learn something new?
- Did the book change your attitude or behaviour?
10. Questions for the author
- If you could ask the author anything, what would it be?
- How could this book be improved?
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Jean’s request for your written reviews for ‘The Craving’ on Amazon
I would be so grateful if you wrote a review for The Craving. The more reviews a book has, the more likely people will buy it. It’s doesn’t take long.
Tip: Write a sentence about why you liked the book or mention your favourite part or feature of the book—such as the allegory, the setting, the twists, the relevance to today, or the benefit for young readers (13 years and up)
Here is the link that will take you to the review page:
- This is the Amazon buying page (see example below) that suits the country you reside in.
- Scroll down to ‘Customer Reviews’
- Below this is ‘Review this product’
- Click on the button: ‘Write a customer review’ (see red arrow)
- It doesn’t need to be sentences long
Thank you, in anticipation.
PS The book so far has 5 stars for all the reviews, despite what it indicates below.
For more information, email Jean Saxby: firstname.lastname@example.org