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City of Bones

City of Bones


by Cassandra Clare

City of Bones Questions

  1. Why is the book divided into three parts? Does that structure add anything to your understanding of the book's events?
  2. Do you agree with Jocelyn's mother's decision to keep her daughter in the dark? Why or why not?
  3. Do you think Clary's quest was a success or a failure? What makes you say so?
  4. Would you want to have Clary's Sight, and all the demons that go with it? Why or why not?
  5. Team Jace or Team Simon? Why?
  6. If you could pull an object out of any famous painting, what would it be?
  7. Cassandra Clare got her start writing Harry Potter fan-fiction. What similarities do you see between City of Bones and Harry Potter?
  8. How does this book stack up to other YA literature, like Twilight, Harry Potter, or The Hunger Games?
  9. What do you think is going to happen in the sequels? How do you know?
  10. If you were casting the movie, who would play the starring roles?

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