The 5th Wave Discussion Questions

Instructor: Christopher Muscato

Chris has a master's degree in history and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.

''The 5th Wave'' is a young adult novel about an alien invasion and its devastating impacts on humanity. These questions can help guide your class through a discussion on the book's characters, plot, and themes.

The 5th Wave

The Fifth Wave is a 2013 young adult science fiction novel by American author Rick Yancey. Set in a dystopian, apocalyptic future, the story follows a teenage girl as she tries to survive an alien attack. The story has been very popular with young adult readers, so it should not be too hard to get students engaged. These questions can help guide a high school class discussion on this book.

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