Given the fact that our readers are all finished reading book #25, A Dog Named Christmas, why not proceed with our second discussion and wrap it all up nicely? So here it is, and with the help of Kincaid’s online reading guide at www.adognamedchristmas.com:
- Why do you think that George wants Todd to learn that “there is seldom room at our own inn for others?” (94) What does this say about George? How does this affect Todd? Does George’s thinking change by the end of the book? If so, how?
- Bill Conner comments that people do not pick out Jake (Christmas) and own him. Rather, it is Jake who has to pick who he wants to be with. What made him pick George McCray?
- George starts the book looking back on his life and reflecting on one memorable Christmas season, “a holiday that seemed perfect.” (7) What was it that made this holiday so good for George? What was the “Christmas” message of the book?
- As George struggles to determine the right thing to do for Todd, he comments that sometimes the important things we do for our children will “not be given but withheld.” What does the author mean?
- How do you rate this novel on a scale from 1 to 10 (1=terrible, 10=fantastic)?
Oh how we just love having authors post reading guides for bookclub’ers such as ourselves, don’t we? *resounding YES WE DO* Post away and while you’re at it, how about taking this poll to help choose book #26: