First discussion- up to page 49 (end of part one)
Second discussion- up to page 81
Third discussion- up to page 122
Fourth discussion- finish the book


1) What do you think this novel will be about based on the cover art? (complete sentence)--Alchemist: A person (similar to magician) who turns things into different materials (usually metal to gold)
--Cover has many tints of gold, which is related to the definition of "alchemist" (alchemists turn metals into gold)
--there is a castle on the cover, which makes it feel magical

2) READ THE FIRST PAGE ALOUD IN YOUR GROUP

3) What is the POV (provide evidence)?
--Third person. the first sentence start with "the boy...."

4) What conflict is introduced?
  • What characters are introduced?
  • What do you learn about each of the characters (provide textual evidence)?
  • What is the setting (time, location)? (complete sentences)