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Ghost Soldiers Book Club Questions


  1. What did you like best about Ghost Soldiers?

  2. Who was your favorite character, and why?

  3. What did you think about the twist ending?

  4. Why was this special group of Marines called soldiers?

  5. What did you think of Sam and General Wentworth’s relationship?  Do you think there are secret units in the U.S. government today?

  6. If a companion book was written, which character would you most like to learn more about?

  7. If you were making a movie of the book, who would you cast as the main characters?

  8. Did Sam fulfill her mother’s wishes?

  9. Would you read another book written by Shawn Settle?

  10. What feelings did Ghost Soldiers evoke in you?

  11. Share a favorite quote from Ghost Soldiers.  Why did this quote stand out to you?

  12. Sam loves making music.  Can you think of any songs the book reminds you of?  Make a group playlist.

  13. How original or unique was Ghost Soldiers?

  14. The illustrator is a high school student.  What did you think of the cover picture she created for the book?  Did it fit the story?  If you could change anything about the cover, what would it be?

  15. What questions would you like to ask the author?  Make a list and send them to her at

  16. What characters would you most like to meet, and why?

  17. What do you think was the author’s purpose in writing Ghost Soldiers?  What ideas was she trying to get across?

  18. Did the characters seem believable to you?  Do they remind you of anyone you know?

  19. Did Ghost Soldiers seem realistic?  What parts of the story gave you that feeling?

  20. What did you think of the pace of Ghost Soldiers?

  21. How well did the author build the world in Ghost Soldiers?

  22. What did you think of Ghost Soldiers’ length?  If it was too short, what would you add?  If it was too long, what would you cut?

  23. What other books did Ghost Soldiers remind you of?

  24. You know Chang’s opinion, but what do you think the other kids thought about Samay bringing them to the U.S. to live?

  25. What special skill did Sam have that gave her an advantage over the others?

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