Defending Jacob: by William Landay | Conversation Starters
Did he, or didn’t he? This is the simple premise for the psychological legal thriller, Defending Jacob.
Jacob is the 14-year-old
son of the district attorney, and he is accused of murdering a classmate. At first, it is hard to believe that
such a thing is possible,
but as the story progresses, information spills out about Jacob’s past. His parents fight tooth and nail
to get him acquitted,
and they finally succeed. But was Jacob guilty or innocent? The book raises interesting questions regarding
nature vs. nurture,
the stigma attached to the accused, the justice system, and parenting methods.
A Brief Look Inside:
EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER
than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,
and the characters and its world still live on.
Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to
bring us beneath the surface of the page
and invite us into the world that lives on.
These questions can be used to..
Create Hours of Conversation:
• Foster a deeper understanding of the book
• Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups
• Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately
• Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before
Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of The Book Thief. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.