Since I recently gave my popular Bridging the Physical-Virtual Divide talk where I mention reading maps, and specifically the article Christi and I wrote together for NoveList about how to create them (links on slide 17), I thought this was perfect timing to share her new map.
Here is a screen shot of the front page as well as a link to the actual map itself.
Personally, I love all of Christi's reading maps. One of the things she does best is create a template for the maps in general and then manipulates the look and content to fit each book. When she was our intern, she set up the template and made us a bunch of maps. Our staff then each made one to add to the collection. Here is the link to those maps plus some maps by other former students.
|Click here for access to the reading map|
But this map specifically has a tab I love... "Caution, Spoilers!" Gone Girl is all about the devious plot twists. Its appeal lies in how you feel about them. She had to address them for fans who have read the book/seen the movie, loved it, and want more, but she also needs to keep it "spoiler-free" for the five people who don't know yet. Clearly labelling that section was a great idea. Plus the page itself has some great whole collection/outside the box reading and research suggestions.
And, of course I have to mention that under "The Author" tab, you can watch me interview Flynn back in 2012.
If you want to know more about Reading Maps, let me know and I can get you in touch with Christi.