Discussion Questions for The Sunny Side

Well, the due date for The Sunny Side is quickly approaching.  It is about this time you need to start cramming or finding Cliff Notes to pass the oral test on Monday night.  Unlike repeating “watermelon” to feign a knowledge of the words in a song . . . The Sunny Side requires a bit of page turning combined with reading.  Due to the shortness of the chapters consider reading while you brush your teeth, grind some grain, or sit on the porcelain bowl. 

To wake you your brain, here are a few questions to ponder before we meet next week.

  1. What was your favorite story or poem?
  2. What attracted you to you favorite story or poem?
  3. What did you learn about the author and the time period from these stories?
  4. Would you recommend this book to a friend? Who in particular? Why?
  5. Where did you read this book?
  6. Which would you rather read:  The Sunny Side or Winnie the Pooh?
  7. Do the characters seem real and believable? Can you relate to their predicaments? To what extent do they remind you of yourself or someone you know?
  8. In what ways do the events in the books reveal evidence of the author’s world view?
  9. Did certain parts of the book make you uncomfortable? If so, why did you feel that way? Did this lead to a new understanding or awareness of some aspect of your life you might not have thought about before?

Enjoy your remaining dates with your book and kudos to those of you who have finished your book!


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