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'The Casual Vacancy' by J.K. Rowling

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The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Little, Brown
These questions are written to foster a lively discussion on The Casual Vacancy among book clubs or friends.

  1. Did you have a favorite character? A least favorite?
  2. Have you ever lived in a very small town? Was Pagford and its residents a good representation of a small town and its inhabitants?
  3. Why do you think Fats confessed to all the postings The_Ghost made?
  4. For those who’ve read Harry Potter, did you see any Potter characters in the people of Pagford and the Fields?
  5. Were there parts of the story you found difficult to believe?
  6. Did you like how and where the book ended or would you have liked to have more time with the characters? Did you have questions at the close of the story?
  7. How would imagine the story continues after the final page? Does the tragedy at the end really solve Miles and Samantha’s problems? Howard and Shirley’s? Do you think Fats and Colin’s relationship gets better? How about Sukhvinder’s with her mother?
  8. Rate The Casual Vacancy on a scale of 1 to 5.
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