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Posted by Tom, April 8, 2014

Join in with this week’s Rooftoppers reading group

Tomorrow the Nosy Crow Guardian Reading Group will be meeting to discuss the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-winning Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell – and we’d love for you to join in!

If you’d like to come along to the physical event, there are a still a few places left! We’ll be meeting here at the Crow’s Nest (10a Lant Street) – kicking off at 6.30pm (with time for a glass on wine afterwards). If you’d like to join us, send an email to [email protected]. And if you can’t make it here, you can still join in online – either by leaving your comments underneath this blogpost, or sharing your thoughts about the book on Twitter with the #NCGKids hashtag.

We’ve prepared a few discussion points to get you thinking in advance – here’s some of what we might talk about:

1) How important do you think “plot” is in Rooftoppers?

2) To what extent is the book about orthodoxy versus rebellion?

3) Is this an “iceberg novel”? How many of the book’s ideas are present on the surface, and how many underneath metaphor or symbolism?

4) How well do you think Charles has prepared Sophie for the world around her?

5) What do you make of the ending?

If you’ve not read the book yet, you can buy Rooftoppers online here.

We hope you can join us!

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