The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Teen Book Club

The Graveyard Book Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think of the 3rd person narration?
  2. Do you like the pictures?
  3. What do you think of the man Jack?
  4. Do you find the initial adventures of the 18-month-old child believable?
  5. What do you think of the scene where the Owens ghosts find the baby?
  6. Do you agree with Mrs. Owens that the child is hers because his mother gave him to her?
  7. What do you think of Silas, the guardian?
  8. Characters are introduced with their epitaphs, do you like this?
  9. Do you think the Freedom of the Graveyard is a gift?
  10. Is Scarlett a good human friend for Bod?
  11. Is the Sleer under the graveyard scary?
  12. What do you think of Miss Lupescu?
  13. Did you expect the ghouls to take Bod or does he go with them voluntarily?
  14. Where do you think the ghouls take Bod?
  15. What do you think of the witch, Liza?
  16. Does it make sense that she’s so proud that everyone that watched her die, died of the plague?
  17. Bod risks his life to get the money to buy Liza a headstone, is this noble or silly?
  18. What do you think of the Macabray?
  19. Is the model pupil forgettable like Bod?
  20. Should Bod have taught the seventh graders how to defend themselves from the bullies?
  21. Do you trust Mr. Frost?
  22. Did you think that Bod’s family was killed because of a prophecy?
  23. Did the climax have to take place at the graveyard?
  24. Scarlett says Bod is a monster, do you agree?
  25. Why does Bod need to leave the graveyard?
  26. Did you like the book?

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