Discussion Q's

Discussion Questions for The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Hey everyone! My book club read The False Prince this month.  I found some discussion questions online through Scholastic, but they weren’t very thought-provoking.  Instead I wrote my own.  I hope they start some good discussions with your group should you decide to use them!

  1. Do you think the fact that this book is in first person from Sage’s point of view made it too obvious that he would be chosen to be king?
  2. What did you think of the tone of this book? Do you think it fit the events that happened?
  3. What did you think of Sage as a character?
  4. How would the story have changed if it were told from Roden or Tobias’s point of view? What if it was told from Conner’s point of view?
  5. Did you use the map at the beginning of the book while reading? Was it necessary to be able to follow the characters’ journeys in the book?
  6. One reviewer on Goodreads said that the language felt medieval, but that there were a couple of newer words, such as “okay,” used as well. Did you notice this, and if so, did it bother you at all?
  7. This book is meant for middle grade readers. Do you think this book would be appropriate for that age range?  Did you feel that this book could be enjoyed by an older audience as well?
  8. Do you think Sage did the right thing when he let Roden go? Do you think that decision will come back to haunt him in the future?
  9. This is book one in a trilogy. Do you think you will continue with the other books?

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