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Posted by Tom, March 12, 2014

Join in with our Goth Girl reading group tonight

Tonight the Nosy Crow Guardian Reading Group will be re-convening to discuss the Costa-winning Goth Girl by Chris Riddell – and we’d love for you to join in!

Although places for the physical event are all gone, if you’d like to take part you can follow our progress on Twitter with the #NCGKids hashtag, and by leaving your comments underneath this blogpost. You can read a review of the book by Josh Lacey on The Guardian website here, and as usual we’ve prepared a few discussion points to get you thinking in advance – here’s some of what we might talk about:

1) Who do you think Goth Girl is for?

2) How successfully does the book balance humour and plot?

3) What purpose do you think Ishmael serves?

4) How comfortably does Goth Girl sits within the Gothic tradition?

5) What do you make of the ending? Do you think the various narrative strands and relationships (particularly that between Ada and her father) are satisfactorily resolved?

You can buy Goth Girl online here – and you can also read an extract from the book online here.

We hope you can join us!