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Princess Academy
by Shannon Hale
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1.The characters in this story love their mountain homeland, Mount Eskel. Is there a place with special meaning for you? What makes it so special?
 
2.What do you think the future holds for the girls of the Princess Academy?
 
3.Did you like the ending?
 
4.Did you like the fact that the prince chose Britta?
 
5.Should Olana and Knut have tried harder to protect the girls when the bandits attacked?
 
6.Were you surprised when the prince left without choosing anyone? Why didn't he?
 
7.If you had been in Miri's place would you have helped Katar with the question about the curtsy? Why or why not?
 
8.Why doesn't Katar like Miri?
 
9.Would you want to marry the prince if you didn't like him after you met him? Why or why not?
 
10.How is Miri's life changed by attending the Princess Academy?
 
11.What is the significance of the little poems at the beginning of each chapter?
 
12.Why does Miri have the goal of becoming Academy Princess? Is that a goal you would have? Why or why not?
 
13.Have you ever had to stick up for your beliefs and be ignored or punished for it? How did it feel?
 
14.Why didn't the other girls want Miri to speak up about the unjust treatment they were receiving? Do you think you would have spoken up? Why or why not?
 
15.In the beginning, what did you imagine about Miri, that she didn't go to work in the quarry like the other children? Were you surprised to find out the real reason?
 
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