The Book of Everything Topics for Discussion

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How is the setting and time of The Book of Everything important as a backdrop to Thomas' story?

What is the symbolism of the great plagues of Egypt in this story?

Discuss the character of Margot, the sister Thomas initially describes as "dumb as an ox." Is she really as dumb as Thomas first believes? At what point in the story does Margot show her strength?

Why is Father the weakest character in the book? In what specific ways does Father act weak?

What events transpire to give Thomas, Margot and Mother hope that their home life will change for the better?

Does Thomas really see the frogs, speak to Jesus, and feel Mrs. van Amersfoort's chairs rise off the floor? Are these events all a part of his imagination?

Who is the most heroic character in the story, and why?

What is the...

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