Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

Teen Book Club

Etiquette and Espionage Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think of the 3rd person narration?
  2. Would you want the name Sophronia?
  3. Do you like Sophronia?
  4. What do you think of Sophronia’s entrance from the dumbwaiter while dumping a trifle?
  5. Was this scene and Mrs. Barnaclegoose a good way to introduce a world with dirigibles, vampires and werewolves in 1851?
  6. What do you think of the offer for finishing school?
  7. Would you want to go to Finishing School in general?
  8. Would you want to go to this Finishing School?
  9. Does the technology help the story?
  10. What do you think of Dimity?
  11. What do you think of the flyawaymen?
  12. What does Sophronia’s leading the escape from the flyawaymen say about her character?
  13. Did you expect Monique to be a 17 year old student, sent to pick up younger ones?
  14. Did you expect the Finishing School to be floating?
  15. Is that cool, does it make you want to attend more or less?
  16. What do you think of Captain Niall, the werewolf?
  17. Is Bumbersnoot a cool pet?
  18. What do you think of Sigheag Maccon?
  19. Does it seem brave the way that Sophronia sneaks around the airship?
  20. What do you think of the workings of the airship and the boys that do the work?
  21. Do you like Vieve?
  22. What do you think of the clothing descriptions?
  23. What did you think of Petunia’s coming out ball?
  24. Was it clever the way that Sophronia got the prototype?
  25. Did you like the book?
  26. Would you read more in the series?

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