Beautiful Creatures is a young adult fantasy novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. It is the first book of the Caster Chronicles, a series consisting of four books and a novella revolving around the lives of Lena Duchannes and her “Caster” family and Ethan Wate, a teenager in Gatlin, South Carolina. In this lesson, students will research the authors and the Caster Chronicles, and will identify, analyze, and discuss the narrative point of view and setting established in the first chapter, titled “The Middle of Nowhere.”
Research Activity: Conduct research on authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl and the publication and reception of the works within the Caster Chronicles. How many novels and novellas comprise this series? How have the works been received critically?
Group Assignment: Assign students to groups of 3-4 each. As a group, read “The Middle of Nowhere,” and discuss the...
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