Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Radiant Darkness Reading Guide [Book Groups] [Reading Guide]

This series features posts containing discussion questions for book groups, friends, families, etc. If you have not read the book, some of these questions may be spoilers, so read on at your own risk.  Feel free to post your answers in the comments section and start your own debate! 

Emily Whitman
Published 4.28.2009
Questions denoted with * were created by the author, Emily Whitman.

1. Can you equivocate Persephone's and Demeter's relationship with any relationships in your life or any perceived relationships in the public eye?
2. What do you think would have happened if Persephone had been offered a choice and had chosen to not go with Hades?
*3. What is the role of frienship in the book? If you were Persephone, would you have told Melita your true identity? When? How do secrets affect a friendship? What can make it hard to tell a person who you really are? 
*4. Who was responsible for the drought?
*5. Who did you relate most to in the book? Why?
*6. What's the role of nature in the book?
7. Did you learn anything you can apply to your life from the story?
*8. What is Radiant Darkness saying about the way we view life and death?
9. Why do you think the book is titled Radiant Darkness?
*10. The book changes things from the original myth--why? Is that legitimate? Is it still the myth if it's changed?

Don't forget to check out Emily's website, and our review of Radiant Darkness.  Thanks for stopping by!

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