Who read The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann? For those who didn’t read it, here’s a peek at the cover.
Synopsis: When thirteen-year-old Alex is separated from his twin brother Aaron and is deemed Unwanted, he discovers a stunning secret at the destination he was expected to be eliminated.
We’ve got lots to discuss so let’s get this conversation started!
At first I wondered if this book was going to be a bit dark for my liking. But I was interested in the author’s motivation to write it. Lisa McMann was inspired to write The Unwanteds after she found out that the arts programs would be cancelled at her children’s school. So the power of creative arts is a huge theme in this book. I like how children are taught to use their creativity to do magic in Airtimé. Neat concept!
1. How did you feel about the bond between Alex and Aaron?
2. What was your impression of Ms. Octavia? How would you react if Ms. Octavia was your art teacher? If anyone wants to draw a picture of their version of Ms, Octavia, or any other character from the book, I would love to see it!
3. What was your overall impression of the book? How many stars would you rate it?
Looking forward to your feedback!