Discussion questions prepared by Amanda Smith
Lita Judge’s biography of Mary Shelley, Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein, is the haunting story of events and circumstances that led Mary Shelley to write Frankenstein. It is a biography told in free-verse, with illustrations, and reads like a YA novel. By studying Judge’s novel, writers can examine tight purposeful story construction, word choice and symbolism.
Use the discussion questions on your own or with a book group to investigate Mary’s Monster. As you consider each question, take note of how your own manuscripts apply Judge’s methods.
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