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.
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".
Research life in 1990s London and compose a short story that is set during that time.
Have students rewrite the end of the novel so that it concludes...
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