Discussion starters for The Milkshake Detectives

Questions based on The Milkshake Detectives (for book clubs, or to talk about with your friends)

  1. What is your favourite part of the book? Why?
  2. Which character in the book is most like you? Why?
  3. There are lots of emotional scenes. Which is your favourite? Why? Would you have reacted in the same way Charlie does?
  4. There are lots of different fonts and writing styles in the book. Why do you think Heather Butler used them?
  5. Choose six characters from the book and write them in order with your favourite character at the top and least favourite at the bottom. Explain your list to a friend.
  6. If you wrote a note and left it in the Fairy Box, what would you write and who would you write it to?
  7. Look at the map of the village in chapter four. You are allowed to add two other things (eg another shop, a garage). What two things would you add? Why? How could you bring them into the story?
  8. Think of some more things The Bear could have done to bring the village together.
  9. Can you think of any other milkshakes the girls could have invented? What would you call them and what you would put in them?