Alive by Scott Sigler

Teen Book Club

Alive Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think of the beginning where the main character feels trapped in a nightmare?
  2. Is breaking out of a coffin a frightening idea?
  3. Would you help someone else break out of their coffin?
  4. Is it weird that they both think they are 12 but aren’t?
  5. Did you expect any of the coffins to hold actual dead people?
  6. Is it freakier that six of them don’t know anything than when it was just Savage or Em?
  7. What do you think of how Em became the leader?
  8. Do you agree with O’Malley’s reasoning?
  9. Were you surprised that Em stabbed Yong?
  10. What do you think of spears and knives and tribes?
  11. Does voting make sense?
  12. Are the forehead symbols confusing?
  13. What do you think of the pig hunt?
  14. Did you think that the pig would lead them to food and water?
  15. Who is right, Em or Bishop, about killing the pig?
  16. Whose fault is Latu’s death?
  17. Who is your favorite character?
  18. Is Aramovsky a believer in religion or using it for power?
  19. What do you think of the descriptions of the dead bodies?
  20. What do you think the monster that they are conversing with is?
  21. Were you surprised that they were in a spaceship?
  22. What do you think of Matilda Savage meeting herself and the Matilda we know being a receptacle?
  23. Did you like the book?
  24. Would you read more in the series?

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