Discover discussion starters for City of the Plague God by Sarwat Chadda, our February 2021 Middle Grade Book Club pick! Check our website and social media accounts for updates.

  • Who is Mo? Give a description of him, his significance, and the photos.
  • What happens in the alley and the deli? Who is introduced to the story?
  • Do you agree with Daoud’s opinion on the acting industry and Hollywood? 
  • Where was Kurnugi? What did Sik compare it to and how did the demons react?
  • Describe Belet and Ishtar. What do you think of them?
  • Compare and contrast the actions of Ishtar, Belet, and Sik when faced with a fight. 
  • How did Ishtar prove to be a lot more clever than Sik predicted? What was Daoud’s part in her plans?
  • Chapter 18 was action packed; what did you think of it?
  • What is Nergal’s weapon during their battle?
  • What happens to Ishtar?
  • Where does Sik find himself after the battle, and what does this lead him to find out?
  • What is the garden’s relevance to the story overall?
  • How would you describe Belet and Sik’s friendship?
  • What did you think about the ending of the book?
  • What did you think of the parting of Mo and Sik?
  • How did you like City of The Plague God? How would you rate it out of 10?

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