Name_____________________________ Date_______________ Historical Fiction Book Report Due: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 For this book report, you must answer the following questions on another sheet of paper. You may type or hand-write your answers; double space your text. The answers must be complete, thoughtful, and cite examples from the book. This means your answers will be at least 1-2 paragraphs each. Each question is worth ten points. Please put the title and author of the book at the top of your answers. Be sure your format for the title is correct. As usual, you will also be graded on your grammar and sentence structure. 1. When does the story take place? What is the historical significance of the story? 2. Based on your reading, how is life in this period different from life today? 3. Who is the main character on this story? How did the historical event or time period affect the character’s life? 4. What are the conflicts in the story? How are the conflicts resolved? 5. Choose a character/person from another time period. How would he/she react to the same conflicts? 6. Using examples from your book, explain this statement: “Historical fiction can sometimes give you a better understanding of a time in history than a history book can.” 7. What is the theme of your book? What “hidden message” is the author trying to send the reader about this historical event or time period? 8. Could this story take place during another time or in another place? 9. Give a few examples of the different dialects used in the story. How do the dialects affect the story? 10. Would you like to trade places with the main character, or would like to have lived during this time period? Why or why not?