The “Inner Senshi Book Club” is an online book club where five book lovers of different backgrounds and tastes across the world take turns at selecting and hosting a book each month. Individually, we are (in alphabetical order): Aimee, Angel, Meghan, Samantha L, and Samantha R. Together, we present you a whole range of books, complete with our responses to a rotating list of set questions.
A new book is selected on the 15th of each month, and our thoughts are posted roughly four to five weeks later. We hope you can join us in our reading shenanigans! (The book club derives its name from the five soldiers of love and justice from the Japanese manga and anime series, Sailormoon. We are just as kickass, and if all goes to plan, twice as well-read.)
This month, our book choice is: Cat’s Eye - Margaret Atwood (as chosen by Meghan)
Samantha L wants you to consider:
How do the structural features (such as narrative mode and genre) shape the meaning of the text? If ineffective, how do you think this could be improved?
Samantha R is interested in knowing:
Did the book meet your expectations, or were you disappointed? Why or why not?
Meghan is wondering:
Do you feel the cover reflected the story well? Why or why not?
Angel would like you to think about:
How well does the writing style serve the story? How does it fail to uphold the narrative?
Aimee’ s question for you is:
How well does the setting contribute to the story? (Would a different setting have affected the book significantly?)
This month’s host, Meghan, has a bonus question:
Discuss some of the ways the protagonist’s identity are revealed to the reader. What role does identity and gender play in this novel?
For those who might have missed our introduction post last month, our book club will begin reading Cat’s Eye today until August 15. Our answers to last month’s questions, as well as our review of Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta will be up this week, so stay tuned to our blogs for the discussion posts!