Into the Woods – Place Where Magic Lives book 1

  1. Was the whimsical language of the animals who live in the woods endearing to you as a reader or was it a distraction?
  2. Liam and Samantha are cousins, do their interactions seem appropriate for their age? Are their actions realistic?
  3. Was the pace of the story appropriate or was it slower in places and too fast at others?
  4. What do you think the theme of the story was? If a tagline were to be added to the front cover, what would it be?
  5. Does it make sense that the importance of holding onto your family, especially as one matures, makes sense? Share examples where this has been evident in your personal life.
  6. Do the characters of Ailill and Gene “work?” Were you able to connect emotionally with them even though they were not human?
  7. What was the importance of having the feuding wolves be brothers?
  8. What do you feel is the significance of needing both the mirror and walking stick (cane) to get the portal open. 
  9. Dreams play an important role in the story, both while in the woods and upon their return. Please elaborate on why you think the author incorporated this into the story. Do you find your own dreams have significance in your own life?
  10. If Into the Woods were to be a movie, who would you cast as Liam and Samantha?
  11. Is there another book you have read that was similar to this one? Which one?
  12. Would you consider reading another book by this author? If not, why?
  13. Please share your favorite quote.