From Lit Lovers website

Overall—how did you experience the book while
reading it? Were you immediately drawn into the
story—or did it take a while? Did the book intrigue,
amuse, disturb, alienate, or irritate, you?
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2. Do you find the characters convincing? Are they
believable? Compelling? Are they fully developed
as complex, emotional human beings?
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3. Which characters do you admire or dislike? What
are their primary characteristics?
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4. What motivates a given character’s actions? Do
you think those actions are justified or ethical?
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5. Do any characters grow or change during the
course of the novel? If so, in what way?
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6. Who in this book would you most like to meet?
What would you ask—or say?
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7. If you could insert yourself as character in
the book, what role would you play?
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8. Is the plot well-developed? Is it believable? Do
you feel manipulated along the way, or do events
unfold naturally?
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9. Is the story plot or character driven? In other
words, does the plot unfold quickly or focus more
on characters' inner lives?
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10. Consider the ending. Did you expect it or
were you surprised? Was it forced? Was it neatly
wrapped up—too neatly? Or was it unresolved,
ending on an ambiguous note?
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11. If you could rewrite the ending, would you? In
other words, was the ending satisfying?
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12. Can you pick out a passage that strikes you as
particularly profound or interesting—or perhaps
something that sums up the central dilemma of
the book?
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13. Does the book remind you of someone—a
friend, family member, co-worker, boss—or
something—an event, problem—in your own life?
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14. If you were to talk to the author, what would
you want to know? (Many authors enjoy talking
with book clubs. Contact the publisher to see if
you can set up a phone chat.)
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15. Have you read the author’s other books? Can
you discern a similarity—in theme, writing style,
structure—between them? Or are they completely