Essay Topic 1
Heroism and adventure are central themes in Doll Bones. How would you describe the “tragic flaw” of each of the main characters: Zach, Alice, and Poppy? How would you compare the flaws of these characters to those of mythological heroes alluded to in the narrative?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the character arc of Zach in the novel. How does Zach's character change in the course of the story? What aspects of the quest impact these changes the most? How have Zach's relationships evolved by the end of the narrative?
Essay Topic 3
How did Zach, Alice, and Poppy meet? For how long have they been friends? When and how did their imaginary game develop?
Essay Topic 4
Compare and contrast the character of Zach with his imaginary persona of William the Blade. How are William and Zach different? What actions does William take in the story? How does William...
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