Winter by Marissa Meyer

Title: Winter

Series Identifier: Lunar Chronicles book 4

Format: Book


  • Fantasy
  • Sci-fi
  • Young Adult

Conversation Topic:

  • Betrayal
  • Cultural representation
  • Difficult emotions
  • Family
  • Fear
  • Finding Oneself/Identity Development
  • Leadership
  • Love
  • Moral dilemma
  • Power struggle
  • Problem Solving
  • Resilience
  • Standing up for others
  • Strong female role models
  • Standing up for oneself
  • Trust
  • Sacrifice for others
  • Taking responsibility for one’s actions
  • Working with others

Relatable Experience:

  • Abuse
  • Blended Family
  • Death
  • Disability
  • Fear/Anxiety
  • Fighting
  • Making Others Worry
  • Loss (other than death)


  • Happy endings do happen.
  • Cinder’s constant self-doubt can be seen as impostor syndrome. She shows again and again her ability to stay cool under pressure and come up with a plan, yet she still doubts her ability to make good leadership decisions.
  • Winter’s insistence on not using her glamour at risk to her self as an example of making difficult decisions.
  • Several examples of physical disabilities. “Broken doesn’t mean unfixable.”


  • [Share a real experience about using this content or how it helped you or someone you know.]

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