Runemarks by Joanne Harris

Teen Book Club

Runemarks Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think of the 3rd person narration?
  2. The book begins with it being 500 years after the end of the world, what do you think of introducing this idea at the very beginning?
  3. What do you think of Maddy?
  4. Does Maddy accidentally summoning vermin along with the goblin seem gross?
  5. Was Maddy doomed to never fit into her village from her birth that killed her mother to the rune mark on her hand and her dark coloring?
  6. What do you think of One Eye?
  7. Does it help reading this book if you’re already familiar with Norse mythology?
  8. Would you go into the tunnel and the world below?
  9. Is Sugar, the goblin, a good companion?
  10. What do you think of Lucky?
  11. Did you figure out their old names before the reveal?
  12. What do you think of the Whisperer?
  13. A library of more than ten thousand books is mentioned as if it’s the most amazing thing in the world, does that seem like a lot?
  14. What did you think of the save of Odin?
  15. Should Maddy trust anyone?
  16. Is the Order with the Word a good villain?
  17. What do you think of Hel?
  18. Do you like the book skipping perspectives?
  19. Did the confrontation between Thor and Loki seem familiar?
  20. What do you think of Ethel becoming an oracle?
  21. What do you think of the aspects the gods take like a pig for Lady Sif or Ethel for Frigg?
  22. Did you like the ending?
  23. Did you like the book?

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