Here are a few resources to aid in book club or classroom discussions.
MELT: War of Seasons Book 1
- The title MELT feels much like a command and is a direct contrast to Fleck’s powers. What is the significance of the title and how does it connect to Fleck’s struggles?
- At the start of the story, readers are introduced to the reason for the war Predoms are fighting, how is this reason interpreted and supported by unique characters in the story? Which do you relate to the most?
- The line between good and evil is often subjective- how do these lines blur or even change as the story goes on?
- Fleck has many unique abilities and tools to help him. Some of those tools, like the ability to create a rose of ice, were inspired by realistic natural phenomena. How do these realistic connections affect the way you
- The courage and confidence to speak out is something that many characters struggle with. Who struggles to find their voice and how does the struggle help or hurt others throughout the course of the story.
- The betrayal of trust occurs often in MELT, which betrayals surprised you? Which ones warranted punishment, and which ones did not?
MOLD: War of Seasons Book 2
- With one of her last messages to Coral, Grandma Dorthea tells her to find her mother. What were Dorthea’s motives for this? Knowing what Jordana’s motives are, was it right for Dorthea to guide Coral to her mother? What did Dorthea hope would come from this reunion?
- How does the story of Natura add to the reader’s knowledge of the war between the Tree Jumpers and the Predoms? How does this story contrast with the information provided in MELT? What are the motives behind both groups taking part in the war?
- Mold grows and destroys, but it is a vital part of the ecosystem’s survival. How do the different characters in Mold mirror this same behavior? Are some Grips more vital than others? Are some more dangerous?
- Scars: physical and emotional. Discuss the physical and emotional scars that distinct characters have. How have their past experiences and traumas become something that has brought them together? How are they individually stronger because of these trials?
- Jordana’s love for her daughter is so strong that she will “do anything to keep her safe.” Is there such a thing as loving someone too much? Should there be a limit on how far one should go to save their child?
- In the end, Coral has chosen to trust someone who is considered “the enemy.” Is Fleck someone she should trust? What consequences are going to come from this trust?