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Reading Group Guide

Discussion Questions


1. Why do you think the title of the book is UNWRITTEN? In what ways is that theme conveyed in the book?

2. Shortly after meeting Peter, Katie confesses to Steady, “I don't like the way I treat people.” Why do you think she behaves the way she does? Is her behavior justified?

3. Why would Steady believe that Peter and Katie are more capable of helping each other than he is of helping either of them?

4. Do you think Peter did the right thing in helping Katie through Door #3?

5. Were Katie’s fans were truly mourning her after her death? Is the act of mourning about the person lost, or the person who is mourning?

6. In what ways are Peter and Katie similar? How does it impact their relationship?

7. Why do you think Katie had so many disguises? Were they a help to her or a hindrance?

8. In what ways is Katie influenced by the opinion of society throughout her life? How has it shaped who she is?

9. Peter stops writing after he loses Jodie, even though there are many children who love his stories. Why do you think that is? Was it really about Jodie?

10. Discuss the theme of forgiveness in the novel.

11. In what way does Katie help Peter?

12. What do you think would have happened to Katie and Peter if Steady had not pushed them together? Could they have healed on their own?

by Charles Martin

  • Publication Date: April 1, 2014
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Center Street
  • ISBN-10: 1455503967
  • ISBN-13: 9781455503964