Group Read Discussion: Parents as real people in City of Bones


Vampire Book Club Group ReadThe September group read, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, is a young adult novel, but one of the key themes we picked up on was that of parents as real people. Often teenagers are so focused inward they are unaware that their parents have lives, hopes and passions. We don’t begin to see these things until coming of age.

In the novel 15-year-old Clary has to speed through that realization (in a more dramatic fashion, of course) as her mother goes missing. In the quest to find out who took her mom she learns about this history her mother had — a whole other life opposite of who Clary thought her mother was. It’s shocking and upsetting to Clary, but there isn’t a choice to avoid the truth. (Read our full thoughts on City of Bones)

Those who have finished the book, did you pick up on the theme, too? Did it remind you of any realizations about your parents?

One Response to “Group Read Discussion: Parents as real people in City of Bones”

  1. Rebecca says:

    I’ve never really thought of it that way… but know I will, next time i read the book. Interesting! 🙂

    The book made me think of how i would react if one of my parents go missing though… i don’t think i would be as brave as Clary, if i realized my psycho dad has kidnapped my mom. 😛

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