Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Teen Book Club

Dread Nation Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think of the 1st person narration?
  2. “The day I came squealing and squalling into the world was the first time someone tried to kill me.” What do you think of this first sentence?
  3. How does the Prologue contribute to the story?
  4. Do you like the letters from Jane to her mother which start the chapters?
  5. What do you think of the job of an Attendant?
  6. Do the descriptions of the combat school and training make you feel like you are there?
  7. What do you think of Jane?
  8. What do you think of Katherine?
  9. On page 21, Jane mentions that the headmistress acts like reading is dangerous, is it?
  10. What do you think of Jane’s memory of Zeke’s death?
  11. Why do you think Red Jack calls Jane Janey and Jane calls Katherine Kate?
  12. Are the shamblers the real villains?
  13. What do you think of the missing Spencer’s mystery?
  14. Would you want Jane’s penny?
  15. How does the book evoke a sense of dread?
  16. Who is getting sent to Summerland worse for?
  17. Who is your favorite character?
  18. Who is the worst person in the book?
  19. What do you think of shamblers as a power source?
  20. Did you expect Katherine to save Jane?
  21. Were you surprised that Red Jack was still alive?
  22. Is a pretty face a weapon?
  23. What do you think of the battle with the shamblers?
  24. Were you surprised by the reveal about Jane’s mom?
  25. What do you think of the ending?
  26. Did you like the book?
  27. Do you want to read more?

 Created by Michelle Haring


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