BOOK OF THE MONTH
The Real Education of TJ Crowley is Bookclubz' Book of the Month.
Use these discussion questions to guide your next meeting.
ABOUT THE BOOK
THE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
What, if anything, would be “fake” education? What does Overstake’s use of “real” underline/emphasize?
What does this epigraph by Maya Angelou lead you to expect from the novel? How/in what ways does it engage with the notion of “real education”?
The story is told entirely through the perspective of one character (TJ). Whose voice would you have liked to hear? What additional info might we learn from a different narrator? How might their recounting of a particular incident differ from TJ's? How might the reader’s experience with the novel be impacted if they were reading it through another character’s eyes? Why would the author choose TJ as his narrator instead of another character?