Some Kind of Happiness Reading Group Guide

Use the 24 discussion questions in this Reading Group Guide to Some Kind of Happiness prompt conversations about some of the concepts covered in the book, including coping with divorce, imagination and creativity, self-regulation through creative expression, and self-esteem. Music, allegory, storytelling, and close reading are the foundation of the extension activities. Extension activities can be used in class, or for homework or independent practice activities.
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Some Kind of Happiness
Claire Legrand

Finley’s only retreat is the Everwood, a forest kingdom that exists in the pages of her notebook. Until she discovers the endless woods behind her grandparents’ house and realizes the Everwood is real—and holds more mysteries than she’d ever imagined, including a family of pirates that she isn’t allowed to talk to, trees covered in ash, and a strange old wizard living in a house made of bones.