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by Amy Rose Capetta
1. How are humans viewed and treated by nonhuman species? How does that shape Cade’s life? 2. Why does Cade play the guitar? Do her reasons for playing change during the course of the story? 3. What is The Noise? How does it affect Cade’s life and the way she interacts with others? 4. At the beginning of the story, Cade is disgusted by the spacesicks. What causes her ideas about spacesick to change? How does she ultimately feel about the disease and the people who have it?

About the author: Amy Rose Capetta has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has a particle-level love of mind-bending science and all sorts of music. She adores her small patch of universe, but also looks intently at the stars. Entangled is her rst book. About the book: Seventeen-year-old Cade is a erce survivor, solo in the universe with her cherry-red guitar. Or so she thought. Her world shakes apart when a hologram named Mr. Niven tells her she was created in a lab in the year 3112, then entangled at a subatomic level with a boy named Xan. Cade’s quest to locate Xan joins her with an array of outlaws—her rst friends—on a galaxy-spanning adventure. And once Cade discovers the wild joy of real connection, there’s no turning back.

5. The information Mr. Niven gives Cade about entanglement changes her life. What are the positive consequences of his visit? What are the negative consequences? 6. What responsibilities, if any, do you think the Firstbloom scientists have to Cade and the people they experimented on? 7. Why does Cade decide to leave Andana and try to rescue Xan? Do you agree with her choice? 8. Entanglement is a unique form of communication. What other forms of communication are used throughout the story? Who uses them? What are they used to express? 9. How does Lee view other humans when she comes into the story? How does she view Cade?

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R E A D I N G

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Entangled

by Amy Rose Capetta
17. What are the hopes that the scientists had for the entangled? How do those differ from the hopes of Cade, or the rest of her crew? 18. What reasons does Unmother give for the actions of the Unmakers? Do you agree or disagree with her ideas? Do you think these ideas justify the actions of the Unmakers? 19. When Cade nally meets Xan, he has his own ideas. How is Xan’s view of entanglement different from Cade’s? 20. In the nal chapter, Cade is unable to bring Xan back from the black hole. Why does she ultimately decide to leave Xan in the black hole? Why does he decide to stay?

10. The negative way Mr. Smithjoneswhite treats Cade is tied to her status as a human, but also as a woman. How do expectations about gender affect the three young women in the story: Cade, Lee, and Ayumi? Do you see similarities or differences in the way young women are treated today? 11. There are two pairs of characters with unique connections: Rennik and Renna, and Cade and Xan. How are their connections similar? How are their connections different? 12. According to Rennik, normal Hatchum relationships are based on loyalty, whereas human relationships leave more room for love. What do you think are the most important factors in Cade’s relationships? 13. When Cade meets Ayumi, she is traveling alone, even though she’s spacesick. Why do you think she makes this choice? Does Cade do the right thing when she agrees to keep Ayumi’s secret? 14. Ayumi tells Cade that before Earth was destroyed, communications were advanced but did not create deep connections between people. What factors in Cade’s time cause breakdowns in communication? Which result in deep connections? 15. How does Cade’s view of family evolve throughout the story? How is it affected by the scientists? By the crew she travels with? By the revelation that she had a biological father? By the fact that her mother might still be alive? 16. On Firstbloom, it is discovered that the other subjects of Project QE died. Do you think the scientists did the right thing when they tried to entangle humans?

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