Essay Topic 1
The Field Guide is the first book in a series, called the Spiderwick series. Discuss the following.
1. Discuss two advantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters and having the plot continue from one book to the next. Use examples.
2. Discuss two disadvantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters and having the plot continue from one book to the next. Use examples.
3. Do you prefer to read a standalone book, or books in a series with the same main characters? Explain your response.
4. Do you think it is easier or more difficult (or about the same) to write a standalone book versus one in a series? Explain your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:
1. Do you...
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