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Go Big or Go Home
by Will Hobbs
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1.Have any of you been to the Black Hills? Did the setting affect how much you liked the book?
2.Is the story realistic? Believable? The professor says there’s a ‘world of Difference between ‘impossible’ and ‘improbable’” (p. 69). How would you define these words? What in the book would you consider ‘improbable’? Is anything ‘impossible’?
3.What does ‘Go Big or Go Home’ mean? Why did the author choose it for the title?
4.How did you feel about the way Brady and Quinn talked/some of their sayings (“That’s so sick, it’s weak”)? Do you and your friends have sayings like this? What are they?
5.Do you have cousins you’re close to? If so, what’s sorts of things do you do together?
6.Brady and Quinn drink a lot of coffee from “Grabba Java” – do you like coffee? Energy drinks?
7.One element to the story is Quinn’s dad’s struggle to find a job – how does this affect the story/Brady and Quinn?
8.Brady and Quinn take a 30 mile bike ride – what’s the most extreme challenge or test of endurance you’ve ever completed?
9.How do Brady’s Asthma and Allergies affect the story?
10.Brady’s mom worries about the boys when they get together. Would your parents do the same?
11.What do you think about the Carvers? Does your opinion of them change over the course of the book?
12.Brady & Quinn get soaked in their cheap tent. Do you have any good camping stories or examples of poor planning?
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