About a Boy Fun Activities

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Watch the Movie

Have a movie day and watch the movie version of "About a Boy". Compare the movie to the book and discuss whether the actors in the movie were well cast.

1990's Pop CultureTime Warp

Hornby uses many pop culture references in the novel which brings the reader back to the mid 1990's. Create a collage or visual report of pop culture references in the novel.

Fashion Research

Design outfits that would have been worn by Marcus, Will or Fiona (such as Marcus' school uniform, sneakers or Will's stylish mid 1990's apparel).

Work of Art

Create an artistic work in any medium depicting an interesting scene, setting or character in "About a Boy".

Short Story

Research life in 1990s London and compose a short story that is set during that time.

Alternate Ending/Epilogue

Have students rewrite the end of the novel so that it concludes...

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