This month’s FYA Book Club selection is A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. Check out the discussion questions below! (Slight spoilers ahead.)

P.S. If you’ve already read the book, feel free to add any other discussion questions of your own in the comments!


In the book, there are an infinite number of worlds, each one created by one set of possibilities: “Every possibility, every time fate flips a coin, splits the dimensions yet again, creating yet more layers of reality.” Imagine an alternative dimension of your life, a world created by a different decision you could’ve made about a job, a romance, a school, a trip? What would that look like


1. Marguerite’s grief over her father’s death is a driving force at the start of the novel, leading her to strike out for revenge in multiple dimensions without fully thinking through the consequences. Was her grief believable? Did it help or hinder the plot?

2. When she runs off with Theo, Marguerite is certain that Paul killed her father, and yet she’s quick to forgive him when she is able to speak with him directly. Did you suspect that Paul’s involvement wasn’t as cut and dry as Marguerite thought?

3. When a person jumps into another dimension with the Firebird, they are essentially body-snatching themselves–taking over for that dimension’s consciousness. What do you think about the ethical implications of this technology? If you had the chance, would you jump into another version of yourself?

4. What did you think about that scene in the woods between Marguerite and Lieutenant Markov? What implications do you think Marguerite’s action—and Markov’s death—will have for that dimension’s Marguerite?

5. Marguerite has feelings for both Theo and Paul. Is the love triangle realistic?

6. Team Theo or Team Paul? Did you switch at any point while reading?

7. Would you give Marguerite a BFF charm? Why or why not?

8. The other two books in the trilogy are available to read. Will you be continuing with the series? Any predictions as to what might happen in the later books?

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