Book Club Questions for Set Up


“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”

        – Rainer Maria Rilke

  1. What do you think the Ana Manwaring’s purpose was in writing this book? What ideas was she trying to get across?
  2. What do Set Up’s themes evoke for you?
  3. What do you think of the book’s cover? How well does it convey what Set Up is about?
  4. How original or  unique did you findthis book? Did this Set Up seem realistic?
  5. How well do you think the author built the world in Set Up? Were the setting descriptions vivid and real?
  6. What do you think of the book’s title, Set Up? How does it relate to the book’s contents? What other title might you choose?
  7. Did the book’s pace seem too fast/too slow/just right?
  8. Which characters did you like best?
  9. Which characters did you like least?
  10. Which character in the book would you most like to meet?
  11. Did the characters seem believable to you? Did they remind you of anyone?
  12. If you were making a movie of Set Up, who would you cast?
  13. Why do you think JadeAnne stays in Mexico?
  14. Who do you think set her up, and why?
  15. Are you concerned about organized crime in Mexico? What is your opinion of the “war on drugs’ and do you think interdiction works?
  16. Were you comfortable with the open-ended conclusion to the story?
  17. Why did the author leave some things unresolved?What might have been included that was left out of the story?
  18. What other books did this remind you of?
  19. If you got the chance to ask the author one question, what would it be
  20. If you were to write fanfic about Set Up, what kind of story would you want to tell?
  21. Would you read another book by Ana Manwaring? Why or why not?